Armed with seed pods that look like chili peppers, shiny green leaves that come in pairs, purple star-shaped flowers, and grappling spaghetti-like roots, this invasive non-native vine threatens monarch butterflies and songbirds and displaces native plant communities vital to insects,
A section of the DCR Blue Heron Trail extends from the Moody Street Bridge in Waltham south to DCR’s Forest Grove Reservation, which in turn connects to Auburndale Park in Newton.
Julie McIntosh Shapiro:
“Seeds: Up Close and Amazing”
Julie McIntosh Shapiro, seed photographer and curatorial assistant at the Harvard University Herbaria and Group Leader of the Global Plants Initiative was the featured speaker at our Annual Meeting and dinner on May 7.