Friday, December 18, 2009

Illinois DNR Honeysuckle Control Day

Illinois DNR employees joined forces with the CWMA and the Southern Illinois Invasive Plant Strike Team to combat bush honeysuckle at the 30 acre parcel of woods at the regional DNR office.  Fifteen people showed up on a cold, clear December day to treat honeysuckle and share in a potluck meal of duck chili, venison brats, and many other fine treats.  At the end of the day, all thirty acres had been covered and nine different invasive species treated:  Bush honeysuckle, autumn olive, Chinese wisteria, mimosa, Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose, privet, wintercreeper, and burning bush.