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Invasive Species

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  • Planting native species, avoiding invasives helps local habitat

    With the slow disappearance of this winter's over-abundant snow and the tentative appearance of spring's first hardy flowers, gardeners throughout the state are turning their thoughts to the upcoming growing season. Garden centers and seed catalogs...
  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
  • Outdoors: These cats are all about nabbing invasive species

    Outdoors: These cats are all about nabbing invasive species
    The third time apparently was the charm for Dale Coon of Mechanicsville, who landed a 31.16-pound blue catfish to beat a field of 60 anglers in the CCAMD Central Region Chapter's "Invasive Blue Catfish Tournament." When he first said it, I thought he...
  • Nature's clock will tell you when to spray for crabgrass

    Nature's clock will tell you when to spray for crabgrass
    With all the wacky weather in Maryland this winter, when will be the right time to apply crabgrass pre-emergent [herbicide] this spring? Application dates are based on when crabgrass seed "normally" germinates, but this may be a prime year to rely on...
  • 2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers

    2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers
    Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite...
  • Many Native Connecticut Plants in Danger, Report Warns

    Many Native Connecticut Plants in Danger, Report Warns
    Many of Connecticut's native plant species, and others across New England, are at risk from a combination of invasive species, pollution, human development and climate change, according to a study released Thursday. The report, "State Of The Plants,"...
  • CBP is Baltimore port's front line against threats

    CBP is Baltimore port's front line against threats
    Armed with a small flashlight, tweezers and knee pads, Tim Morris climbed into a cargo container at the port of Baltimore and slid along racks of aluminum sheets from China. As an agricultural specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Morris...
  • Worker spraying for invasive plants gets lost in Osceola woods

    Worker spraying for invasive plants gets lost in Osceola woods
    Carlos Pedroza was found shortly before noon Friday almost 24 hours after getting lost in Osceola County's 23,000-acre Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area. Hired to spray invasive plants in the woodlands near Holopaw, Pedroza's GPS failed and he...
  • PennEast natural gas pipeline may run past Bethlehem's water supply

    PennEast natural gas pipeline may run past Bethlehem's water supply
    The idyllic Carbon County acreage where Bethlehem gets its drinking water — called one of the last great places on Earth by one conservancy group — might get a natural gas pipeline. On a 114-mile route from the Wilkes-Barre area to a...
  • Butterfly habitat restoration starts at Lake Katherine

    Butterfly habitat restoration starts at Lake Katherine
    The ground is still frozen, but Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is already working on creating habitat designed to help butterflies and other pollinating insects thrive. Lake Katherine, in Palos Heights, received a $34,000 federal grant...
  • Volunteers fired up to help remove invasive species

    Volunteers fired up to help remove invasive species
    VALPARAISO – Though damp conditions made getting a fire started a challenge, eight volunteers helped fuel a bonfire at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve with autumn olive, bush honeysuckle and multi-floral rose, pretty-sounding plants that crowd out...