Do you have this plant in your yard or field? It’s garlic mustard and it releases fungus killing toxins in the ground around it, making it hard for native plants and new tree seedlings to grow near it. Deer and other wildlife won’t eat it; it grows quickly, outcompetes other species, and it’s just one of dozens of invasive species taking over natural areas.
To find out how invasive species can affect your property and what you can do about it, attend a free seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 1965 at 102 East Woodlawn in Hastings. “Getting the Most Out of Your Habitat.” focuses on how invasive species can affect your property and what you can do about it.
The seminar, designed for all members of the public, will provide refreshments and management resources and wrap up with a question-and-answer session.
The Barry County Branch of Quality Deer Management Association hosts the seminar, presented by the Barry-Calhoun-Kalamazoo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area.
For more information, contact Sarah Nelson at 269-908-4135 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.