Pesky Plant Trackers is a new citizen science opportunity focused on two non-native plants, wild parsnip and Japanese knotweed.
By joining Pesky Plant Trackers, you can:
learn to identify these plants
share weekly observations on Nature's Notebook
and contribute to the restoration of Minnesota environments
Wild parsnip & Japanese knotweed
Wild parsnip and Japanese knotweed are particularly pesky plants, causing problems for people and wildlife. In Minnesota, both plants are prohibited noxious weeds. To control these plants, we need more precise information about when they develop flowers, fruits and seeds. You can help gather that information by becoming a Pesky Plant Tracker.