Category: Invasives Education

  • Brown County Nature Daze September 9

    11th Annual Nature Daze Saturday, September 9, 2017 Camp Rancho Framasa 2230 Clay Lick Road Nashville, IN  47448 Click HERE to Register Nature Daze is an outreach program sponsored by the Brown County Native Woodlands Project (BCNWP) to help landowners better understand the importance of managing their property to create a resilient native habitat. Activities for the…

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  • West Central Chapter Events for August, September

    WC-INPAWS PROGRAM Meetings—fourth Mondays at 7pm at Lilly Nature Center in Celery Bog Nature Area (West Lafayette) Dinner with the speaker is at 6pm at the MCL Cafeteria-West Lafayette  (open to public ~ NO WC-INPAWS PROGRAM MEETING in JULY) MON AUG 28th  History of the Uses of Native Plants (part II)    Native plants have…

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  • Purdue Finds Neonics Harm Bees but Yield Little Benefit

    Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study. (Click for a video abstract). May 22, 2017 Media Release

  • Native Plant Workshop – Saturday, April 1

    The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Little River Wetlands Project, and the Northeast Chapter offer the Native Plant Workshop, Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10A-12N. The workshop teaches area homeowners and business owners how to enrich and protect Indiana’s diverse ecology by applying simple landscaping solutions. The event will be held at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S….

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  • Invasive Plant Alert – Fatoua villosa, Mulberryweed

    This just in… Fatoua villosa, mulberryweed, was recently reported in a subdivision in Westfield, north of Indianapolis.  Before that, it was known from a plant nursery in Walkerton (St. Joseph county), and a few counties in southeast Indiana where it was growing along the Ohio River. It is known for invading nurseries and greenhouses, and…

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  • First Indiana Intrastate Stewardship Gathering August 16-18

    First Indiana Intrastate Stewardship GatheringHosted by NICHES Land TrustAugust 16-18, 2016Ross Hills Tippecanoe County Indiana August 161-1:30 PM Overview of the Ross Hills Landscape and orientation to the area (Gus Nyberg)1:30-2:30 PM Invasive species mapping and use of smart phone apps (Ellen Jacquart)2:30-5 PM Mapping of Japanese Stilt Grass in the greater Ross Hills Landscape…

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  • Learn to Recognize and Report Invasive Forest Pests

    Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Program (FPOSP) Early Detector Workshops The Indiana DNR Division of Forestry, Division of Entomology, along with Purdue Entomology will be hosting Early Detector Training programs across the state this summer in late July. The goals are to train interested citizens and landowners how to identify the signs and symptoms of invasive pests and…

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  • Watch for These New Invasive Plants

    “Watch for These New Invasive Plants” is the title of Ellen Jacquart’s talk at a recent meeting of the Indiana Academy of Sciences. AND she tells what to do when you find them: “Report IN”. Find Ellen’s presentation here:   It covers the following invaders with photos, detailed identification guidance, and how to report their location when you spot…

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  • USDA Has Grants Related to Invasives

    For anyone concerned with invasive plants, the USDA publishes a list of potential grants with short abstracts describing their applicability to various situations. It’s entitled “U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant and Partnership Programs that can Address Invasive Species Research, Technical Assistance, Prevention and Control.”  Direct link to PDF: Link to site on

  • Dec. 9-10 Invasive Plant Symposium Agenda Set

    This just in from Ellen Jacquart regarding the 2015 MIPN Invasive Plant Symposium, December 9-10… The agenda is out for the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) Invasive Plant Symposium!  See the flyer for the details, but let me hit a few of the highlights for you: You’ll hear everything you need to know on the best…

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