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Invasive Species

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Debra Shore: Chicago's water, Chicago's future

    Debra Shore: Chicago's water, Chicago's future
    Metropolitan Chicago can have a robust economy long into the 21st century because of its freshwater assets and its transit infrastructure, should we invest in them. As urban sprawl imperils freshwater supplies elsewhere and climate change threatens...
  • Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp

     Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp
    Blocking Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes could require an engineering marvel that rivals the reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago, according to a new federal study that promises to reignite a fierce debate about the region's...
  • Outdoor classroom

    The phrase of the day was "invasive plants," defined as species that take over an area outside their natural environments at the expense of native plants. Students from three Howard County middle schools have already learned enough about invasive...