Stilt Grass Pulls
Saturday, August 17th
Thursday, August 29th
Time: 9 A.M – 2 P.M.
Location: Crane Hollow Office
RSVP: Sign up using the form above and to the right.
Description: Crane Hollow will have a series of days where we will be pulling a non-native invasive grass, Japanese stilt grass (Microstegium vimineum). This plant is specifically a problem in riparian corridors and moist forests. These habitats harbor a number of our beautiful wildflower species, so it makes control of stilt grass all the more important.
All work days will begin at 9 A.M. and run until about 2 P.M. The days will begin with carpooling and hiking into a location. We will pull and then eat lunch. We will follow that up with a hike where we can admire what we are working to protect. The pull will largely be off trail and will include several stream crossings. Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes that can deal with getting wet. Walking sticks are recommended for the rugged terrain. We will lunch out in the field, so bring a sack lunch and beverage with you.
Crane Hollow Preserve has restricted access in order to protect the ecological health of the hollow, although permission may be granted to small interested groups and research scientists. The following scheduled on-site hikes and programs are open to the general public:
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Occasionally, we partner with other like-minded organizations to bring you special opportunities to visit the preserve. Take note of the RSVP information for each hike since we sometimes direct you to our partner's website for registration.