New York will celebrate its 4th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week July 9-15, 2017. This is the perfect opportunity for those teaching summer courses to get your students out in the field learning about invasive species.
One of the species that we are on the lookout for in early-mid July is water chestnut (Trapa natans). This aquatic floating plant is easy to recognize with it’s triangle shaped serrated leaves and spiky nutlets that form beneath the floating rosette. Visit the ISAW webpage to learn more about how to get involved in surveying and reporting!
Numerous other events will take place across the state, including documentary film screenings, invasive plant identification workshops, guided hikes, invasive species removal projects, restoration efforts and more. Look at the calendar for your region to see what’s happening near you.