Japanese Barberry produces a large amount of seeds as well as rhizomes to form new plants that shade out and displace native species. The thorns and dense foliage also provide refuge for small mammals that host the deer tick, the carrier of Lyme and other diseases.
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On behalf of The Carroll County Forestry Board, Bethany has created Weekly Weed articles for you to learn more about different invasive exotic species! Each Wednesday she will cover a new invasive plant, how to easily identify the plant, and the best way to control it.
From the beginning, Charlotte’s Quest has been built on community service. Many features and displays are the results of scout projects, donations, and the like. We are thrilled to have our neighbors involved with our current updates to keep this long-standing tradition of volunteerism alive.
Many of summer’s most successful programs were made possible through the work of dedicated volunteers and partnerships with other local organizations.
Our youngest visitors were so clearly in awe of the world around them, their eyes open to the natural beauty that we often look past as we hustle through our days. There is nothing like the pure sense of wonder on a child’s face as he first encounters a real, live tadpole.