Master Gardener presentations on invasive species

Date(s) - Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Print Shop on Roycroft Campus


The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County Master Gardener Program will host two presentations on emerging invasive species at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Dard Hunter Hall in the Print Shop on the Roycroft Campus, 21 So. Grove St., East Aurora.

This special event is free, but pre-registration is requested. Register online. 

Lucy Nuessle, the WNY PRISM Project Manager, will discuss potential plant invaders (early detection species) to be on the look-out for in Western New York; give an update on Japanese stiltgrass, an early detection species recently identified in East Aurora, and briefly describe tools citizen scientists may use to report suspicious possible invaders.

Sharon Bachman, Cooperative Extension Erie Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator, will provide a brief overview of an invasive earthworm (Amynthas spp.) referred to as the Jumping Worm or crazy snakeworm, which is quickly edging closer to Western New York gardens.

For more information, contact Sharon Bachman at or (716) 652-5400, ext. 150. For persons with disabilities requiring accommodations, please contact Bachman by 3 p.m. Nov. 2.