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November 20, 2017

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Invasive plants

Robert Antibus leads discussion hosted by Transition Bluffton

Transition Bluffton will host a presentation on invasive plant species at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St.

Botanist Bob Antibus will talk and take questions about invasive plants in northwest Ohio. The event is free and open to the public.

Invasive plants are non-native species that can threaten our natural resources. Problems caused by invasive plants include crowding out of native Ohio plants, loss of suitable foods for area wildlife, and less plant diversity.

A professor emeritus from Bluffton University, Antibus taught botany from 1980 to 2015. After completing PhD research in Point Barrow Alaska, he conducted funded research in the Lake District of England, Costa Rica, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Antibus also serves as a Johnny Appleseed Park District Commissioner and member of the Blanchard River Watershed Board.

The presentation is a response to feedback from Transition Bluffton meetings and surveys. Transition Bluffton’s mission is to be a catalyst for conversation and sustainable change in the Bluffton community. To learn more, visit TransitionBluffton.org.

Contact the series organizers at email transitionbluffton@gmail.com.

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