Sale of Rare Plants Could Spark Invasive Explosion
Treehugger.com has picked up on this very good Nature comment lead by our colleague Patrick Shirey in the GLOBES program at Notre Dame. Leave questions for him here in our comments, and we’ll see to it they are answered.
Tuesday, Feb 1
Park district battles invasive species, and wouldn’t mind help
Residents of Elmhurst, near Chicago, are invited to attend this exhibition by the Park District, “Space Invasion: Plant and Animal Invaders. One of the featured plants is garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), an edible source of vitamin C used by settlers. Through Feb. 28th.
Mass American mink removal in Scotland- BBC
Introduced for fur production in the 1950’s, mink are now being eradicated. They don’t report on what happens to the mink once they are captured, however. Perhaps using the furs, the same principals as invasivory apply?
Wednesday, Feb 2
The University of Georgia’ Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health’s BugWood Blog turned us on to these very cool videos from the University of Wisconsin- Madison Weed Science program demonstrating how to properly identify various invasive plants. Including a favorite edible invader, garlic mustard:
Thursday, Feb 3
Asian carp aren’t only invasive threat to Lake Erie