Nature series kicks off at forest

This year’s Evening with Nature Series kicks off at the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit with the program New Aliens on the Horizon.

The program will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center. The center is located off State 67 one-half mile west of Dundee. This program is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted.

Garlic mustard, honeysuckle, and buckthorn invade our forests. Look in the prairies and fields for those nasty aliens, Japanese hedge parsley and spotted knapweed. Staging a sneak attack from the roadsides are crown vetch and bird’s foot trefoil. In the lakes Eurasian milfoil and zebra mussels stake their claim.

Many of us already battle these established invasives trying to keep our native communities intact and healthy, but there looms a whole host of aggressive non-native species from all over the world at Wisconsin’s doorstep. Those knocking at our door include kudzu, giant hogweed, Japanese stilt grass, porcelain berry, and New Zealand mud snail.

Find out what these species are and where and how to report their first infestations. Learn what can be done to keep these ecological bullies at bay and out of our prairies, woods, wetlands, rivers and lakes.

For further information or directions, contact the staff at the Ice Age Visitor Center. The center’s phone number is (920) 533-8322 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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