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.