Do you know why invasive plants are harmful beyond our gardens, extending to the local food web? Are you curious about which invasive plants are in our area? How can we recognize them? How can we eliminate them from our own yards and community?

Dr. Eric Olson, an expert on invasive plants, will address these questions on Friday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Needham Public Library, at the League of Women Voters of Needham’s first League Friday Forum of the season. You’re invited to come and learn more about this important topic.

Dr. Olson is a professor in the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program at Brandeis University, with a PhD in evolutionary biology and ecology, specifically in the ecology of “tri-trophic” interactions: host plants, the insects that feed on these plants, and the wasps, birds, and other predators that feed on those insects. He also teaches courses in water & sanitation, climate change, ecotourism, environmental impact assessment, and environmental health.

A question and answer period will follow. Light refreshments will be served at 9:30 and the speaker will begin at 9:45. The event is free and open to the public.

A flyer with more details about the event and the speaker is available

Invasive Plants: Not Just a Nuisance
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