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Invasive Species

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  • Volunteers Invited To Help Pull Invasive Plants From Hockanum River On Saturday

    EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Hockanum River Watershed Council is taking over efforts to remove water chestnut, an invasive plant, from the Hockanum River on Saturday morning. Residents are invited to take part in the event, which will begin at...
  • Call of nature

    Outdoor spaces get more attention this time of year as we venture outside during those long, warm days and evenings. And who doesn't like to watch nature's dance as a humming bird or butterfly flit by? Native plants in the garden and in landscaping...
  • Is America's wild horse an invasive species, or a reintroduced native?

    Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses. The fans of today’s wild horses are...
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • Tips to keep away ticks and Lyme disease

    Tips to keep away ticks and Lyme disease
    My son has had Lyme disease twice — serious infections requiring intravenous antibiotics. How can I keep ticks out of my yard? He plays in our wooded lot every day, and I'm at my wit's end! Ticks like to hang on branch tips and grab a ride when we...
  • Conserve Lake County offers tips to help make changes at home

    Conserve Lake County offers tips to help make changes at home
    From a tiny acorn comes a mighty oak tree, and from a small change in one yard comes a leap toward improving the health of a region's landscape. At least, that's the belief espoused by Conserve Lake County, a Grayslake-based nonprofit heading into its...
  • Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015

    Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015
    A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project. As part...
  • More Maryland gardeners are turning to their native roots

    More Maryland gardeners are turning to their native roots
    When Kay McConnell's daughter moved with the rest of her classmates into Friends School's new middle-school building, the kids seemed out of sorts in the unfamiliar space. It was as if they missed the coziness of the cramped quarters that had been their...
  • Returning to the prairie

    You stand for a minute at the edge of John Mariani’s prairie garden in late summer, pondering entry into a shifting wall of stalks and stems. The plants, shoulder height and bristling with hairs and leaves and the occasional thorn, do not beckon....
  • Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month sheds light on problem

    Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month sheds light on problem
    When a plant is listed as invasive, how far does it spread? How far apart should I plant bamboo for a privacy screen? How far? "Invasive" doesn't mean garden-variety nuisance — it means a foreign invader spreading aggressively until it has...
  • Invasive species' reach can be curbed with these tips

    Invasive species' reach can be curbed with these tips
    With all the invasive species out there, should I cut down my Japanese maple? No, the Japanese maple is not invasive. Most non-native plants are not. Many spread or produce seedlings, but they don't take over the neighborhood or show up in natural areas....