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Emerging Invasive Species in the New England Region

Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00am – 12:00pm

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Mystic-Noank Library 40 Library Street, Mystic CT

Emerging Invasive Species in the New England Region with Daniel Atha of the New York Botanical Garden Saturday, May 13 11:00 am Mystic-Noank Library 40 Library Street, Mystic CT Free of charge and open to all New England's ecological diversity is threatened by the forces of climate change, habitat loss and invasive species. Every year, new and potentially dangerous plants become established in our region, reducing diversity and resilience. This talk features an introduction to invasive plant species in the Northeast, followed by profiles of the most troublesome emerging invasive plants most people (including many plant professionals!) are not familiar with. Botanist Daniel Atha is the Director of Conservation Outreach at The New York Botanical Garden. He has conducted fieldwork in all 50 states as well​ ​as Vietnam, Bolivia, Mexico, Belize, and several states of the former Soviet Union,​ ​and has collected over 15,000 plants, including two species new to science. He is​ ​currently cataloging the wild flora of New York’s Central Park.

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Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (primary)

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