Uli and Robin (Butterfly House) took advantage of the warm, 70 degree temperatures on Tuesday (11/9) to do a little plant control in the Wetlands.
Lotus is a spectacular water plant which has become established in the Wetlands. Its leaves and flowers may stand six feet above the water’s surface.
Lotus, whether the Asian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), which resides in our wetland, or the American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) will take over a quiet wetland if not controlled. Both are considered to be invasive by many, although one person’s weed may be another person’s wild beauty.
Greg Dodge is a professional naturalist as well as a writer, videographer and producer of natural history DVDs. His images have been used in various TV productions, museum displays, and corporate videos. Above all, he has a fascination and passion for all things natural.
He can be found Tuesday thru Saturday in Explore the Wild, Catch the Wind, or on the Dinosaur Trail. Ask him what’s new in the wild!