What Has Wandered Into Pikes Peak Field Day

 

When:  May 23, 2019
             4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Pikes Peak State Park
             15316 Great River Rd

              McGregor, IA 52157

 

As part of our “What Has Wandered Into Your Woods?” series, join us for a special tour of one of Iowa’s top destinations for hikers and nature lovers! Trees Forever and park experts will point out native and invasive plants during a 1-mile walk at Pikes Peak State Park. Learn about how native plants provide more benefits for the environment than non-native plants, including better food and habitat for animals and pollinators. Then help us protect our native ecosystem by removing invasive garlic mustard. 

 

  • Hear from park experts on how the state park cares for native trees and plants, including how they are dealing with invasive plants such as garlic mustard, Japanese barberry,  bucktorn, multiflora rose, black locust and Japanese knotweed.
  • Get your hands dirty during a hands-on lesson on how to identify, treat and remove invasive species.
  • Discover the importance of native plants.

 

Be sure to wear suitable clothing for outdoor activities and bring a refillable water bottle and bug spray. Our hike will be about one mile on a flat but grass covered surface; motorized assistance is not available. This event will be held rain or shine.

 

Looking for another workshop in this series? Join us Friday, September 20 at Backbone State Park

 

Questions? Contact Jeff Jensen at 515-320-6756.

 

$10 registration fee covers lunch and handouts.  Please register below.

 

This event is possible thanks to support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service and Syngenta's Operation Pollinator.