Alien Arrangements

Shawnee Prairie is no stranger to invasive plants, also known as aliens. The woods, wetlands, and prairies are home to teasel, honeysuckle, creeper, garlic mustard, and more. Parks and preserves spend countless hours trying to control the spread of these alien plants. On Saturday, October 8th at 10am at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, Darke County Parks is taking an additional approach by creating beautiful arrangements with these prolific plants. Participants are asked to bring gloves, clippers, and their imaginations as they take to the wild to collect their supplies to make their masterpieces. Registration is required for the class, and there is a $3 materials fee.

Did you know? Teasel is considered an invasive alien because it creates a monoculture crowding out native plants.