Transition Bluffton is hosting a presentation on invasive plant species at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, at the Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. Botanist Bob Antibus will talk and take questions about invasive plants in northwest Ohio. The event is free and open to the public.
Invasive plants are non-native species that can threaten our natural resources. Problems caused by invasive plants include crowding out of native Ohio plants, loss of suitable foods for area wildlife, and less plant diversity.
A professor emeritus at Bluffton University, Antibus taught botany from 1980 to 2015. After completing PhD research in Point Barrow Alaska, he conducted funded research in the Lake District of England, Costa Rica, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
Antibus also serves as a Johnny Appleseed Park District Commissioner and member of the Blanchard River Watershed Board.