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FEATHERS AND FLOWERS PLANNED

The control of purple loosestrife in wetlands and waterfowl identification are two topics on tap at Feathers and Flowers '97.

The annual Nannen Arboretum workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building on Parkside Drive. A perennial plant sale will also be held to benefit the Nannen Arboretum.

Tom Jurczak, a state Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife biologist, will discuss identification and habitat requirements of local waterfowl. A videotape will be shown detailing Cornell's research in preventing purple loosestrife from crowding out native wetland plants and releases of a leaf feeding beetle to control the noxious weed.

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