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Protect Birds and Bats from Burdock!

Common Burdock (Arctium minus) is an invasive, exotic plant that can be deadly to small birds like kinglets, warblers and bats.

Burdock’s burrs act like Velcro to trap birds and bats unfortunate enough to come in contact with them. Burdock can also be a nightmare when burrs get tangled in your dog’s coat or horse’s mane or tail!

Please help protect these creatures from this invasive plant by controlling it on your property. Young Burdock plants should be mowed or cut down; flowering stems on older plants should be clipped before the seeds are set; do not compost the seed heads as they may not be destroyed by the composting process.

For more information about the control of invasive plants, click here to go to the Wisconsin DNR’s web site.