Join us at the Trail Conference headquarters for the monthly meeting of the Bergen-Passaic chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. We share information among native plant enthusiasts and have informative talks on native plants. Meetings are free and open to the public.
This month's speaker is: Nancy Slowick
Unraveling their identity, natural history and importance
An overlooked and misidentified group, vines are often targeted for eradication. Learn how to identify our local native species and their importance to the ecology. We will review some common introduced vines and highlight those that are invasive, as well as discuss the use of native vines in the home landscape.
Nancy Slowik is an instructor at the NY Botanical Garden, with focus on native plants. She is also a faculty member in their Urban Naturalist program. Nancy is the author of two field guides on local flora of the South Palisades. Formerly the director of Greenbrook Sanctuary, she also provides guidance with restoration of the Ramapo Mountain State Park.
Trail Conference headquarters is located on Route 202, Ramapo Valley Road, in Mahwah, just north of Ramapo Valley County Reservation and opposite the turnoff for Darlington Road. The parking lot is small, but overflow parking is available next door at the Ramapo County Reservation with a short walk through the woods. This parking and trail are NOT lighted, so attendees should bring a flashlight, carpool, or arrive early to park near the building. The path from the reserve parking lot to the trail center begins just to the left of the "do not enter" sign.
600 Ramapo Valley Road
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