Discover Goodwin Forest Youth Series: Invasive Plants
Join Master Naturalist Lynn Kochiss and guest Michelle Poudrette as we examine invasive plants growing at Goodwin Forest. What makes a plant invasive? How did it get here? How do we get rid of it? Why should we care? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered in this presentation. There are a number of invasive plant species currently found in Connecticut’s land and water ecosystems. We will focus primarily on those impacting Goodwin State Forest, such as Japanese barberry, Winged euonymus, and Multiflora rose, and learn what control techniques have been used for these species. Discussion will be followed by a hike to identify invasive plants on the property. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.