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Identifying Invasive Plants in the Landscape

Sept. 24, 2022 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden & Off-Site

This class will focus on the identification features, 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.

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