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«  How Invasive Pests and Plants Shape Our Forest and Backyard Ecosystems   7.12.2014 @ 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

How Invasive Pests and Plants Shape Our Forest and Backyard Ecosystems

7.12.2014 @ 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station
5052 Delaware Turnpike
Rensselaerville, 12147
Join Dr. Radka Wildova, postdoctoral associate at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, for a 2 hour guided hike of the Preserve to learn about the invasive species in this area. We’ll look at invasive insects, pathogens, and plants and talk about their impacts on native species and ecosystems. The invasive pests that we will see include viburnum leaf beetle, hemlock wooly adelgid, and beech bark disease, all of which can have major impacts on the Preserve’s ecosystems. We’ll also discuss some pests that are on the verge of invading our area, including EAB, and some that have affected the Preserve in the past such as the gypsy moth.

Additionally we’ll see many species of invasive plants and talk about their effects on native plants and animals.

For more information: contact the Preserve main office at: 518-797-3440 or email outreach@huyckpreserve.org