Rap about Weeds
I have been inspired to write a rap for you:
I can barely see past, the reed canary grass
The river is just ahead, if only the Pharlaris would drop dead
Third week out here, I’ve spotted a few deer
Learning about weed whacking, even some elk tracking
Mud in my boots, pulling out invasive roots
I am sent out here to kill; tomorrow I will need an advil
Lewis and Clark made their mark, here at this park.
Now its my turn to impress, WAIT HOLD UP, sorry to transgress
This rap is about weeds, so I shall proceed about stopping seeds
This is the optimal time, for pulling baby vines
Holly, laurel, and blackberry, do not belong in the prairie
Nor in the temperate rainforest, that I am exploring
Now its easy to get mixed up, not talking about a buttercup
Rubus laciniatus, urinus, and discolor, now to tell them apart from each other
Himalayan blackberry (R. discolor) has a robust stem with heavy prickles
Bear with me and my riddles
Cutleaf (R. laciniatus) have five serrate, lobed leaflets
Both of these sweet berries pose serious threats
We have to protect our native plants, preserve the forests,
the wetlands and even the hornets.
Invasive species control is important,
I hope rapping made this info absorbent.
If not, just remember…
NPS is the best, forget all the rest!