The Nature Museum biodiversity events

GRAFTON, Vt. – On Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at The Nature Museum in Grafton, Vt., there will be a hands-on workshop on the management of invasive alien plants with professionals from Long View Forest. Learn to identify numerous common invasive species; why they should be removed to enhance ecosystem function; the best removal techniques by species, age, concentration, and season; and disposal techniques and considerations.

Bring pruners and tree saws (we will have extra if you need them), work gloves, water, insect repellent, sunscreen, and wear tick clothing if you have it. We will learn and do together on-site and prepare you to execute these techniques on your own property.

Then on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., we will offer a webinar with Professor Douglas Tallamy, a leading expert on biodiversity and ecosystem function. Once you’ve removed your alien invasive plants, with what do you replace them? Doug Tallamy has the answers. The author of several books, including “Bringing Nature Home,” “The Living Landscape” (with Rick Darke), “Nature’s Best Hope,” and “The Nature of Oaks,” Tallamy is advocating for each of us to become part of the “Home-Grown National Park,” as one of the most powerful ways to address the 6th great extinction that is decimating species everywhere.

The health of nature is critical for the continued health of the human species – Doug Tallamy will help you help nature with simple steps that are available to everyone. Register for both events at

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