Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society's

Weeders in the Wild Events
 

Join Western Cuyahoga Audubon as we go out into nature and restore biodiversity, one plant at a time
 

Saturday, May 11, 2013  8:30 am

Bacon Woods, Lorain County Metro Parks

Bird walk and Garlic Mustard Pull

 

Saturday, August 17, 2013 1:00 pm
Look-about Lodge, Cleveland Metroparks

The woodland around Look About Lodge are dotted with Jampanese barberry, an invasive plant. Ages 14 to adults ca bring work gloves and a shovel to help curtail the spread of theis shrub throughout the forest.

Take 480 east to 422 (near 271). Quickly exit at Miles Road. Turn right (east) onto Miles. Look About Lodge will be on the right.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Lesser Celendine is quickly taking over the Rocky River Metroparks and has invaded the Vermilion River, Doan Brook, and Chagrin River areas. It's the beautiful yellow flower in April that really doesn't belong in Ohio. It's a real tough plant to get rid of, click on the link to learn more:

http://www.fosc.org/CelandinePartI.htm

 

BUY NATIVE PLANTS

Pick up a Native Plant card at one of our Programs.

For information from The Cleveland Museum of Natural History on native and invasive plants. Click here

 

OHIO INVASIVE PLANTS COUNCIL

For more information about invasive plant species see the Ohio Invasive Plants Council website at  http://www.oipc.info/.

Garlic Mustard Fact Sheet

 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GIANT HOGWEED?

Want to know more about the alien and noxious plant species, Giant Hogweed. Click here for a fact sheet distributed by Michigan. Giant Hogweed has been found in Ohio too.

 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR NATIVE BUTTERFLY?

Did you know that the native West Virginia White butterfly die when it eggs are laid on Garlic Mustard. The West Virginia White looks like the familiar Cabbage Moth but the West Virginia White is found in the woods. For more information about this native butterfly click here.

 

FOR INFO ABOUT WEEDERS IN THE WILD

Contact Terri Martincic for any questions regarding Western Cuyahoga Audubon's Weeders-in-the-Wild at 440-759-8220 or email: naturenutATwowway.com.

 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."- Margaret Mead
 

 

 


Garlic Mustard 101 Terri Martincic

 

Weeders at LAL
Weeders at Look About Lodge  Penny O'Connor

 


Garlic Mustard in Virginia Bluebells Terri Martincic
 

Wildflowers at LAL
Wildflowers at Look About Lodge Penny O'Connor 

Weeding and having fun
Weeding and having fun Penny O'Connor


Lesser Celendine close-up Terri Martincic

 


Invasive Plant Management Area flagging with Lesser Celendine Terri Martincic

 


Weeder Leader Terri Bill Agardy

Other weeding opportunities:

Looking to get involved in restoration work in the Fall of 2013?  Check out the Watershed Volunteer Program at Cleveland Metroparks.  If your not a Cleveland Metroparks volunteer, you can sign a one day waiver.  It's a great way to get involved and make our world a better place.

 

www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Watershed-Volunteer-Program.aspx

 

 

ELMWOOD PARK

 

Grab your garden gloves and boots and join the volunteer effort to round up the invasive Garlic Mustard weed. This "alien" species is spreading through our natural areas and competing with the native spring wildflowers for space and nutrients. Hand pulling before the seeds are set is necessary to control the spread of Garlic Mustard and must be continued each year until the seed bank is depleted. Meet at the trail head behind the baseball fields to receive instructions and coordinate efforts. Many hands make light work: Recruit your friends, family and neighbors.****

 

 

 

 

FOR INFO ABOUT CLEVELAND METROPARKS INVASIVE PLANT RECON TEAM

 

Invasive Plant Recon Team Volunteer: Do you want to assist Cleveland Metroparks manage for a natural and healthy ecosystem? Do you have an interest in plants, are able to hike variable terrain and orient yourself with a map and/or GPS? If so, consider becoming part of the first group of Invasive Plant Recon Team Volunteers

Invasive Plant Recon Team Volunteers, 16 years and older, are needed to scope out and assess areas before and after plant management (herbicide application) to identify pockets of native versus non-nativeplants. Volunteers must have an interest in plant identification, physical ability to hike variable terrain and basic map, orienteering and/or GPS knowledge. Volunteer activity will vary from season to season.

Anyone interested in this activity must apply. For an application or additional information, contact Heather at 216-635-3258 or hat@clevelandmetroparks.com.

 

FOR INFO ABOUT THE CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK EXOTIC PLANT MANAGEMENT REMOVAL PROGRAM

For weeding opportunities in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Click Here.

 

GREATER AKRON AUDUBON SOCIETY

Greater Akron Audubon pulls Garlic Mustard at Bath Nature Preserve. See their website for additional information. http://www.akronaudubon.org/

 

The Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity (LEAP) is a consortium of organizations operating within a wide spectrum of conservation missions with regard to our natural world.  See their website for field trips and invasive plant opportunities:

 

http://www.leapbio.org/events

 


Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society, 4310 Bush Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109 info@wcasohio.org