Participate in New York State’s Invasive Species Awareness Week by attending a demonstration, talk and walk on the Aqueduct, starting at the Keepers House.
Learn about invasive plant species found on the trail and that may be present in your backyards. Ever wonder about those vines choking the trees, or about those red berries on the bushes? You will find out why invasive species are problematic, how to identify some of them and what can be done to manage them. Your guides will be amateur naturalists Diane Alden, Guide at Teatown Wildflower Island, Friends’ Board Member and member of the Lower Hudson Partnership for Invasive Species Management (PRISM) and Daria Gregg, Teatown Wildflower Island Guide and Citizen Scientist at the New York Botanical Garden. The Keeper’s House, 15 Walnut Street in Dobbs Ferry is a short uphill walk east from the Metro-North Hudson Line Dobbs Ferry train station. Inquiries: Diane Alden, Daldenpc@bestweb.net, (914) 941-8536.