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Eat Your Invasives: A First Saturdays On The Trail Program

  • Thorn Preserve 55 john Joy Road Woodstock, NY (map)

Wondering what to do with the invasive plants invading your yard? Come enjoy a delicious and wholesome way to use those pesky plants.

Woodstock Land Conservancy invites you to “Eat Your Invasives” at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve at 10 am on Saturday, July 6th as part of the “First Saturdays on the Trail” program series. This event will be led by Del Orloske, a licensed New York State DEC Outdoor Guide and a teacher of forest ecology at the Ashokan Center. Join us to explore the edible plants at the preserve and stay to enjoy a sampling of delicious dishes created with invasive plants.

Invasive plants are one of the leading cause of native biodiversity loss. Invasive plant species spread quickly and can crowd out native plants, prevent native plant growth, and create monocultures. A healthy plant community has a variety of herbs, shrubs, and trees. Invasive plants reduce plant species diversity, which in turn reduces the quality and quantity of fish and wildlife habitat. Once established removal of invasive plant species can be challenging.

Please RSVP to for this event to ensure that enough materials are available. In case of a steady rain or thunderstorms, this event will be canceled. For weather related updates, check the Woodstock Land Conservancy Facebook page or Tick repellent, hiking boots, and sunscreen are recommended. This event is free and open to the public.

The Woodstock Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the open lands, forests, water resources, scenic areas and historic sites in Woodstock and the surrounding area.