Field trip/workshop leaders: Bill Stringer and Janie Marlow
Help us Corral the Invasive Fig Buttercup Before It’s Too Late!
Fig buttercup (Ficaria verna) has recently been reported in SC, in our very own Lake Conestee Nature Park. A little bit of smart scouting has since turned it up in Rock Hill and another site in Greenville. We’ve learned some things about how it spreads, and it’s downright scary. Because of this and the way it reproduces, it has the potential to crush the spring wildflower communities of our floodplains. We are concerned that it may be establishing beachheads along other streams and tributaries in the state,
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and we need lots of trained, alert eyeballs looking for fig buttercup whenever you take Rover for a walk, when you go out birdwatching, or along your favorite jogging trail. On this hike we will show you important ID characteristics, how the thing reproduces and spreads, and the kind of places where it is likely to be found. By the end of the trip you will be in an excellent position to help us scout this aggressive invasive plant.
If you would like to participate in this field trip/workshop, email [email protected]. Please include your cell phone number. Bring water and snack if needed and wear shoes suitable for muddy walking. Meet at the park office at 601 Fork Shoals Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Go to http://lakeconesteenaturepark.com/ for a park map.