Promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the conservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
May 15th 2019 5-7 pm
Wildflower Appreciation Walk and Garlic Mustard Pull
Riley Creek Woods Conservation Area is a beautiful woodland filled with wildflowers, ferns, and sedges.
Each week in May you will see a succession of blooms from wood anemone to Jack in the pulpit and wild blue phlox.
This area is being threatened by a non-native noxious biennial called garlic mustard. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds. The plant changes the soil chemistry so that the environment is only
favorable to garlic mustard. If the spread of garlic mustard is not checked, instead of healthy
biodiversity that supports birds and other wildlife, we will end up with a monoculture. Join us to learn
about native wildflowers and to recognize and remove garlic mustard. Bags will be provided. Please bring your own gardening gloves.
Riley Creek Conservation Area
9795 Canopy Trail, Eden Prairie, MN