Our little sprites, Annie Mae and Lucy Bea are back at it this spring! Protecting our land by plucking that nasty garlic mustard! Their seasoned hands and eyes are saving our little forest from this evasive plant.
Garlic mustard threatens the forest by controlling the sun, soil and water, zapping the nutrients that other vegetation needs to grow and thrive. Because it monopolizes these nutrients, the supply is threatened and our forest needs those nutrients to sustain and be healthy.
Why is this important??
Our native plant and animal species are adapted to an environment rich in diverse resources. Invasive, non-native species like garlic mustard have the potential to destroy these habitats.
Here you can read more about how to identify garlic mustard and why its presence has become one of the number one threats to our forests.