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Identifying Invasive Plants in the Landscape

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Golden Rod blooms in September in the Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary at Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield.
Canoe Meadows / Photo by Kate Abbott

Berkshire Botanical Garden will lead a class focusing on the identification, ecological impacts and population trends of many of the invasive trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants that grow in forests, fields and wetlands in Berkshire County.

The class will include a morning presentation and an afternoon in the field investigating invasives in a variety of habitats. We will look at both widespread and less common species of invasives.

Ted Elliman worked for many years for Native Plant Trust as a staff botanist, invasive species program manager and as an instructor of botany, ecology and conservation. His book, The Wildflowers of New England, an identification guide to much of the region’s native flora, was published in 2016 by Timber Press.

In the 1980s, Ted started and directed an environmental education and wilderness adventure center in the Berkshires. Since the mid-1990s, he periodically has led natural history tours to southwest China, where he worked for two years as a teacher and forest ecologist.

Be aware, the garden has financial aid available for all BBG classes.

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Date:
September 24
Time:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Event Location

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA
413.298.3926

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