Upcoming Events

Practical Planting of Native Seeds Workshop

By Jim Sirch, Educator, Yale Peabody Museum and Peter Picone, DEEP Wildlife Biologist

RSVP:  phone 860-424-3032

or email peter.picone@ct.gov


Sunday December 4, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:30pm

Where? :

Sessions Woods WMA, 341 Milford Street, Burlington, CT 06013

How many?  Room for 30 people only.

Come learn how to grow your own native wildflowers and native grasses using recycled plastic water containers.

– Including native plants in your garden or local preserve is a great way to provide food and habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. You can expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed.

– In this workshop, we’ll discuss the germination requirements for different native species and get you fully prepared for next season. We’ll send you home (quantities limited) with a clear, plastic jug filled with a planted seed selection to stratify over the winter. Proper after care will also be shared.



Native Plant Trust

Invasive Knotweeds: Evaluating Impacts

How and why do invasive knotweeds cause erosion, and what can you do about it? In this follow-up hybrid course, you will learn about the larger context of knotweeds, including how their management contributes to a more climate-resilient future and ways to integrate new scientific findings into existing conservation practices. The first class will be live virtual and the second will take place in the field. The online portion repeats what the literature tells us for newcomers, and will review the site investigation done in “Invasive Knotweeds: Predicting Impacts,” to begin developing management ideas. The field portion will take place in Danbury, CT. Students will evaluate changes brought about by winter, and evaluate the feasibility of the management ideas developed in the online portion of the course. Attendance at “Invasive Knotweeds: Predicting Impacts” is helpful, though not required. More info: nativeplanttrust.org

Date/time details March 30, 2023, 6:30-8:30 p.m. In the field: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location Live Virtual with Field Study in Danbury, CT
Fee $60 (Native Plant Trust members)/$72 (nonmembers)
Instructor Brian Colleran
Certificate Field: Basic and Advanced, Botany