Cub Scouts and their parents from Woodbury Pack 54 worked along with Bent of The River Audubon Staff on April 14th to remove a non-native invasive species of plant from their center that inhibits the growth of native plants and removes native food sources from the area animals.
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a biennial European herb that invades forested communities in North America,
Cub Scouts and their parents camped out on the Bent of The River property and spent their morning hand removing the Garlic Mustard plants. Hand removal is one of the most
effective natural ways to remove the invasive plant without chemical herbicides. Cub Scout Pack 54 thanks Bent of The River for the opportunity to participate in their habitat improvement project.