This opportunity is curated through the UF TESI Environmental Leaders Network. Opportunities posted through the Network may not be affiliated with the Florida Museum or TESI, but are shared with UF undergraduate students who want to learn more about environmental research, education and outreach, and civic engagement. 

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This event is focused on protecting the flowering plant spotted wakerobin (Trillium maculatum) and Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) from the invasive species coral ardisia (Ardisia crenata). Coral ardisia is a species that was imported from Asia as an ornamental but now suffocates the plants around it, including the trilliums and Jack-in-the-pulpit. Your help is much appreciated!

There are two main plans of attack regarding coral ardisia: removing the characteristic bright red berries (which have a 98% germination rate), and removing the plants themselves. This form will ask what your preference is so we can understand what materials to bring, and make sure you know what to expect.
This event will require the use of small and large tools, including hand trowels and spade shovels, to remove the plants by hand. Situational awareness and safety are paramount! There is also steep, hilly terrain, which may become slippery when there is leaf litter present. Closed-toed boots with adequate traction are preferred, but any closed-toed shoe will fit the bill. Long pants and calf socks will also provide better protection against thorns and biting insects, and both are recommended. Please bring your own water, sunscreen, and bug spray (in addition to yourself), but most importantly, have fun!

Date & Time

Saturday, February 24, 2024 @9AM-11AM


Harmonic Woods, Fraternity Dr., Gainesville, FL 32603


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Katya Kasprzak,