Aliens of Darke County

Did you know that out of more than 2,700 species of plants and animals found in Ohio, 100 are classified as invasive, or alien? From the emerald ash borer to honeysuckle and everywhere in between, invasive species are posing a threat to native wildlife everywhere by shading, eating, overcrowding, or outcompeting them. Join Jess Besecker, the Darke County Parks’ Summer Intern, on August 16th at 6:30pm as she discusses these invasive plants and animals, how to identify them, and how to remove them. Jess is a senior majoring in biology and is studying invasive alien species through her program at Wright State University.

For more information about this program or any other Park District program, please give the Nature Center a call at (937) 548-0165, or email info@darkecountyparks.org.

 

Did you know? The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle native to China, Japan, Russia, and Korea and kills trees by eating the cambium layer of the bark starving the tree of nutrients.