Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Hollow Park

At Happy Hollow Park, these are invasive plants. They have been working on getting these out of the park, it seems to be fairly successful. There is a lot less of this than there could be. Notice the bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) is already starting to leaf out. In spring it gets a headstart in competition with the native plants. There doesn't seem to be much of the honeysuckle, this is just a small sprout I found. This picture was taken at Happy Hollow Park on March 18. The other plant is garlic mustard (Alliaria petoliata). Not too bad an infestation of this but there is rather a lot of it at the high part of the main trail on the north end of the park.

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