Callery Pear - A Bad, Bad Plant With Pretty Flowers
Callery pear blooms in mid-April and is found in landscaping all over Monroe County.
Callery pear - often known by its cultivar names, like Bradford, Aristocrat, Cleveland Select, and Chanticleer - has invaded thousands of acres of forest in northern Martin County. Find out more about this infestation, and how this may be a view of what is to come for Monroe County.
MC-IRIS Mission Statement
Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species is a coalition of Monroe County citizens aimed at reducing the environmental and economic impact of invasive species in our county through education and action.
Welcome to MC-IRIS!
Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to Monroe County's forests and wetlands. MC-IRIS works with landowners, educators, researchers, and agencies all over the county to protect our diverse natural areas from Invasive species. Join us at our meetings, work days, or educational events to be part of the solution!
Register Now - Sustaining Nature and Your Land Day (SNAYL Day)
Our second annual SNAYL Day will be held June 1, 10 am to 3 pm at The Warehouse, 1525 S. Rogers St., Bloomington, Indiana. Full of information on invasive species identification and control, you can also learn about landscaping with native plants and how to minimize damage from wildlife in your garden. Learn more here, and join us for a fun day - and a free lunch!
Apply For a Free Invasive Plant Survey of Your Land
Not sure if you have invasive plants on your land? Or what to do about them if you do? Learn more here about how to apply for a free invasive plant survey of your land.
Go Green, Grow Native!
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native plants in Monroe County!