Dog-strangling vine management

Dog-strangling vine is a non-native invasive species (NNIS) that has a number of negative impacts, including direct competition for resources with native plants. Since it belongs to the same family as common milkweed, which is the host plant for the monarch butterfly, it attracts this already endangered species and adversely affects its ability to reproduce, since the caterpillars that hatch from monarch eggs laid on the dog-strangling vine will die before they reach maturity.

As a volunteer, you will be using a gardening tool to uproot dog-strangling vine plants and remove the pods to prevent the seeds from dispersing and taking root. At the end of the exercise, you will also help count the plants and pods to ascertain how well the species is being managed in target areas. This is a great opportunity for you to help protect the mountain and the monarch, and to learn more about non-native invasive plant species!


Starting point: Smith House, 1260 Remembrance Road

Duration: 2 h




Saturday, August 12

10:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 19

10:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 26 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 29 4:30 p.m.


Photo : Epibase


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