Bush Honeysuckle- A Common Invader


Monday October 29    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Nature Institute
2213 South Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL, 62035

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Lonicera maackii (Bush Honeysuckle; BH) was first reported in North American at the New York Botanical Gardens in 1898 and was then promoted for soil conservation, wildlife habitat, and landscaping by government agencies from 1960 – 1984. From there, this non-native, invasive plant has taken over habitats and woodlands, including TNI’s own Olin Nature Preserve.

Honeysuckle is a common oriental plant type, so why do we want to rid our properties of it? Join Eric Wright, TNI stewardship director, as he dives into the reasons for eradicating this particular problem plant and some ways to remove it.

This discussion is free and open to all interested in increasing our region’s bio-diversity and will take place at TNI’s Talahi Lodge.