Battling Problem Plants 5/21/2022

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Saturday May 21

2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

Preregistration required for this in-person program at our Rowe Woods location. This program is designed to help adults identify and remove invasive plants from their property.

Creating wildlife-friendly yards entails restoring it to native species and that means removing introduced plants. If you find yourself asking, “Which plants are introduced?” or “How do I remove invasive plants?”, this beginner level class is for you. Using examples from the Nature Center’s gardens and grounds, Natural Areas Manager Olivia Espinoza will provide practical homeowner level tips and tricks for battling aggressive plants.

In this class, we’ll cover:  

  • How invasive species are one of our top ecological issues globally 

  • Lessons learned about invasive plants on a historic former horticultural estate and why our plant choices matter 

  • Our local top 10 problem plants and our best practice options for managing them on your own land  

  • Native alternatives to invasive species/imported plants from around the globe  

Program registrants should meets at the Map Kiosk in front of the Rowe Visitor Center at our Rowe Woods location.

What to expect: During this 1-mile walk, drawing upon on-the-ground examples of aggressive plants as well as management areas, Olivia Espinoza will share best practices applicable to your property. We may step off trail to showcase a couple management methods. 

About the Instructor As Cincinnati Nature Center’s Natural Areas Manager, Olivia Espinoza manages the land and wildlife on Nature Center properties. She graduated from Ohio University in 2008 with a BS in Wildlife and Conservation Biology.  

Member adult $10; nonmember adult $20 (includes daily admission).  

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Pet Policy for Programs/Events: For the comfort and safety of all guests, no pets are allowed at programs or events. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Therapy animals, whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify as service animals. For more information about pets on our grounds, please see our pet policies on our website.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.

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