Invasive Plants Talk

August 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
2400 US-Hwy 101
Yachats, OR
Cape Perpetua Collaborative, Siuslaw National Forest

Dr. Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

Jim Nechols, a retired professor of entomology from Kansas State University, will present two talks at noon on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest where land management is concerned, is “Alien Invaders: Invasive Plants of Siuslaw National Forest.”

Dr. Nechols will also discuss “Self Defense 101 for Insects: Insect Defense Mechanisms.”

The event is free and open to the public, although a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more information on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.

Nechols has given this presentation throughout the summer, but this is the last.