Something EXCITING is happening here in Missouri: Mike Szydlowski, the new President of Science Teachers of Missouri, is organizing an effort to remove 1,000,000 honeysuckle in Missouri.
One of the topics of the school science curriculum is how invasive species can have a negative impact on nature and native species and habitats. Mike's idea is to get students, their families, schools and public involved in a hands on project that will demonstrate the damage invasives can do and to actually do something to begin to remedy the problem.
Here in Columbia, this Honeysuckle Removal Project began early in March at Bonnie View Nature Sanctuary, the immediate neighbor of Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary where Audubon has already removed all the honeysuckle from its property. Please consider joining friends and neighbors to get this project off to an exciting start.
To learn more about this project check out: mohoneysuckleproject.com
By the way, you are encouraged to remove Honeysuckle on your own property. You can then log your removal count on the website.