Free Presentation: Got Noxious Weeds? Learn how you can outwit them!

May 28, 2022

An in-person presentation by Lucy Bauer, PhD ecologist

   

Saturday, August 6th, 2022,  10am-12noon

Crow Hill Fire House, 153 Delwood Drive, Bailey CO80421

As we emerge from another cold, snowy and blustery winter and spring, and anticipate the joys of longer warmer days, so too do the plants all around us! And not just our magnificent native trees, shrubs and wildflowers, but stealthy interlopers (awesome in their own way) that are quietly invading our yards and open space. Get them on your radar too. We are talking NOXIOUS WEEDS!

Noxious weeds, such as, musk thistle, common mullein, Canada thistle and cheatgrass (pictured below as mature plants), are exotic plants that have invaded Colorado, have few natural checks and balances, and are impoverishing our open spaces by ousting out the natives they compete with. Some, such as Cheatgrass, can also significantly increase our wildfire risk if not controlled.  Don’t let them get away with it.

While we may never totally eradicate all of our noxious weeds, we can get the upper hand. If you want to learn how to diagnose, treat and keep this weedy pandemic under control on your property, plan to attend this free presentation, sponsored by Fire Adapted Bailey and Teller/Park Conservation District.

RSVP to Lucy@fireweedeco.com  before the scheduled day.

See you there!

Musk thistle flowering and going to seed at Wellington Lake
Common mullein in flower in a forest clearing 
Canada thistle flowering and setting seed in a meadow
Cheatgrass (Downy brome) forming a wildfire hazard in a residential area