Please join me and plant scientist Rose Hiskes for a walk, work, and learn event at The Preserve State Forest in Old Saybrook.
We will walk about one mile to the site of a three-year barberry extermination project, stopping along the way to identify invasive plants in their winter forms. We'll work for one hour at the barberry site, cutting and dropping the unwanted plants.
Note: Terrain is moderately hilly, and alternates from smooth to rocky. Some trails are slippery due to wet leaves. Wear boots, bring a walking stick, and bring water.
Please arrive by 12:45. We will depart the parking lot at 1 p.m. Arrive back at the parking lot no later than 3 p.m. Free of charge. The rain/snow date is Sunday, Dec. 3, same time and place.
DIRECTIONS: Use GPS to navigate to the parking lot across the street from #231 Ingham Hill Road in Old Saybrook. (Not Essex!) (Look for the state forest sign.)
OR, if navigating by map, after arriving on Ingham Hill Road in Old Saybrook: From the Rt. 95 underpass on Ingham Hill Rd or southbound exit 67 on Rt 95, travel 1.7 miles N to the parking lot on the right. There is no corresponding northbound exit on 95.
This event is sponsored by the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG).