What is Garlic mustard? It is an invasive non-native biennial herb that spreads by seed. Although edible for people, it is not eaten by local wildlife or insects. It is difficult to control once it has reached a site; it can cross-pollinate or self-pollinate, it has a high seed production rate, it out competes native vegetation and it can establish in a relatively stable forest understory. This species is now a serious concern in forests across North America, including Palmer Park.
Read more info on Garlic Mustard here.
We will be having ongoing pop-up volunteer events throughout the seasons beginning this Saturday, 4/16 9:30 am-12 noon to continue our efforts to curb this pesky intruder.
LOCATION: Meet at Splash Park and bring work gloves to participate.