Weekly Invasivore Round-up. April 2,2011

Andy in the fieldPicks of the Week: invasivore.org in the news

Wynne Parry at Livescience.com wrote up a piece about invasivore.org, On the Menu: Taking a Bite Out of Invasive Species, which got syndicated a little at MSNBC, Yahoo and the Mother Nature Network.  And prompted some mentions around the blogosphere from the National Geographic Society, our friends at MichianaSTEM and the cool Tippecanoe Urban Farmers.

Sunday, March 27

The same week that had people talking about Embracing Aliens in the Galápagos, they go and drop Drop Poison on the Galapagos Islands to kill the rats.

Monday, March 28

Treehugger turn us on to How invasive species work – their spread can be spectacular, which is a good introduction to a critical aspect of species invasions.

Tuesday, March 29

Invasivore in the City, at The House Rules lead me to another an piece by the same, Stink Bug Eradication Techniques from way back in 2007 encouraging people to eat them.  It was prophetic then that I found this on Tuesday, considering the reports from Thursday.

Wednesday, March 30

Livescience.com follows up their invasivore.org piece with New Weapons Against Invasive Carp: Knife and Fork.

Thursday, March 31

Notre Dame Professor Leads Effort to Keep Asian Carp Out of Great Lakes

Stink bug epidemic spreads as 33 U.S. states now report infiltrations of the smelly pest

Some intital searching reports the brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys is edible…still looking into it, stay tuned.


4 thoughts on “Weekly Invasivore Round-up. April 2,2011

  • April 6, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Really love this blog, Andy! Keep up the fantastic work. We TUFfers are looking into garlic mustard. We hear it is delicious! We can’t wait to dish it up at our next potluck.

  • April 6, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Take some pictures at your potluck, TUF. We would love to run a story about other invasivores in action!

  • April 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Great blog, Andy, although I don’t find Phragmites very tasty, not worth the peeling, especially compared to cattails, which contain way more food.

    I teach foraging, and have people eat lots of invasives. I also cover them in my books and my app, WildEdibles by “Wildman” Steve Brill.

    Would you be interested in trading links? Here’s a blurb for your links page you may modify to fit your format. Please let me know when it’s been posted.

    Foraging With the “Wildman”

    Learn about edible and medicinal wild vegetables, herbs, greens, fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, and mushrooms with America’s go-to guy for foraging, naturalist and author “Wildman” Steve Brill. Find out about his public foraging tours in local parks, and the work he does with kids. Read excerpts from his books and app, watch his TV clips and DVD excerpts, enjoy his botanical artwork and vegan recipes, and find out what happened after he was arrested and handcuffed by undercover NYC park rangers for eating a dandelion in Central Park!

    Happy Foraging!

    “Wildman” Steve Brill

    • April 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Great to hear from you, we all really appreciate the cool work you do. We don’t have a link page set up with descriptions but we’re linking to you now from the sidebar. Your site should be an early stop for foragers everywhere, invasivores and otherwise.


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