What IS the definition of “invasive” and why should we care? Consequences of invasive plants in mid-Atlantic natural areas may be medical, ecological, environmental, or economic. This 5 week course via Zoom will explore the historical and ongoing arrival of invasives, look at their cultural, legal, and ecological significance, and focus time on identification of major species of concern in the mid-Atlantic and possible control measures. Three field trips to local parks will reinforce identification skills and emphasize current management issues.
Non-Native and Invasive Plants
Zoom class schedule September 12 to October 10
Fieldtrips: Theodore Roosevelt Island Park (Washington DC) Sept. 17, Patapsco Valley State Park – Avalon Area Oct. 1, Rock Creek Area, Oct 15
Course fees Zoom Lectures + 3 Field Trips: ANS members $260, nonmembers $310
Instructor Paula Becker