On October 4, Ms. Jessica Strickland, Invasive Species Program Manager at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and an elite team from the Wildflower Center will show volunteers how to identify and map invasive plant species along Waller Creek in Austin, Texas.
I’ll be part of this volunteer army too. Middle schoolers and teens are welcome, so if you can make it, join me, and I’ll lead a squad of kids to hunt down and map out these invasive species as part of the Wildflower Center teams.
Ms. Jessica Strickland talks about her background with invasive species during the Invasive Species Workshop for Citizen Scientists in June 2012. Ms. Strickland is the Invasive Species Program Manager at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.
Before she joined the Wildflower Center in February 2012, she worked with American Rivers on watershed protection, fish habitat, and water conservation.
She studied the invasive species Armored Catfish (Loricariidae) during snorkeling surveys. Watch the video to find out which invasive plant species she finds the most threatening to our Texas waterways.