Where: Community Resources Building

30 Duke Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States

Event Type: Class/Workshop
Carla Porter – Maryland Master Gardener & Maryland Woodland Stewards

In this 3-hour workshop you will learn how to identify invasive plant species found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and hands-on exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a short distance along a parking lot to view landscaped plants, and on a paved path that meanders through a natural area located between the Community Resources Building and the Phillips House to view wild growing plants. Please bring a handheld magnifying lens if you own one, and wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather and for biting insects. Plant identification guides will be supplied for use during the plant identification exercise and outdoor walk (including Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas (4th Edition), Mistaken Identity? – Invasive Plants and their Native Look-Alikes, Invasive Forest Plants of the Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species). Snacks and beverages will also be provided.

Suggested Audience: Homeowners, woodland owners, owners of forest conservation easements, HOA members responsible for maintaining community grounds, etc.

Optional: If you own a mobile computing device, please install the Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network (MAEDN) smartphone app prior to the workshop. It can be used to identify invasive species and it is available to download free of charge.

Optional: At the end of the workshop you can purchase your own hardcopy of the field guide entitled Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas (5th Edition, Updated 2014) for $5.00 each, or $4.00 for five or more books.

Cost: Free

Limited to 20 people.

RSVP by calling the University of Maryland Extension, Calvert County Office:  410-535-3662