Mullein Adventure, Sat Mar 31st

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On Saturday, March 31 we will be pulling the invasive plant mullein.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 9 and plan on being gone for 4 hours. Bring work gloves,water and a snack and be prepared to walk two or more miles over rough ground with boulders. Let Helen know at if you will be coming so we will know how many vehicles to have available.
Overview of project: Bobby Williamson and Bobby Glass are heading up a team to pull mullein each Saturday.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. and bring snacks, water and work gloves.  Be prepared to walk about 2 miles on rough ground.  Project lasts at least four hours for transportation time and work.  Any Saturday you plan to come please let Helen  know at  That way we can be sure to have enough tools and trucks and we can let you know if we cancel because of weather or illness.


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  1. Kevin Dunn on January 30, 2018 at 2:19 am

    I would be interested in doing this. Is this done every Saturday?

  2. B on February 12, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Yes, pretty much it is every Saturday – but contact Helen at for specifics for any given week.

    Sorry I didn’t answer this sooner – I’m still trying to figure out how to make comments show up where I can see them.


  3. Henry Collins on May 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    How the plant is affecting the local flora?

  4. B on May 12, 2018 at 2:09 am

    It crowds out the native plants by growing in ever-enlarging dense colonies. The native plants are the food sources for the animals, from micro-fauna through the big grazing animals. My guess would be that it probably uses more water due top plant size, even though it has hairy leaves. I does change drainage too and may increase erosion by lose of the smaller plants to break up and disperse rain drops providing for less run-off.

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