― Theodore Roosevelt
from the devastating effects of invasive plant species through
education, training, and eradication of non-native invasive plants.
Earlier this summer I followed Donna Ormiston through a privet forest near the Brown County public library. Privet towered over us and nothing grew underneath. That mini-trek led me to choose privet for this month’s article.
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Nature Daze is an outreach event sponsored by the Brown County Native Woodlands Project. the event is in an effort to help landowners better understand the importance of managing their property to create resilient native habitat that is free of invasive plants.
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Plants growing naturally in areas before European settlers came are considered native plants. Native plants are found in meadows, prairies, rocky areas, road sides, edge of the woods, woodland, ponds, and pond edges and can be planted in a home garden.