Eating invasive species news and notes from around the internet!
- The State of Florida is once again hosting the Python Challenge January 16 – February 14, 2016. See news coverage here and here
- Perhaps getting ready for the Challenge, one Florida restaurant is serving Python Pizza, among other invasive treats (editors note: as a top predator, Pythons can accumulate large amounts of mercury and should be eaten cautiously)
- Another popular invasive treat in Florida is the Lionfish. Opportunities abound to enjoy this species.
- And they’re making Lionfish jewelry in Belize
- Humans aren’t the only invasivores; research shows native predators may enjoy eating invasives, too
- Compost is NOT a good use of invasive species in Canada (or elsewhere, for that matter)
- Eating invasive crayfish in Oregon (see some of our recipes here and here)
- Takepart.com offers a thoughtful piece on why eating invasive species likely isn’t an ecological panacea
- Invasivores in Jamaica have a new tool to learn about invasive species
(Header photo of Lionfish courtesy of Alex Vasenin via Wikimedia Commons)