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Invasive Species

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  • Kim Hunter, goatherd

    Kim Hunter, goatherd
    Kim Hunter pulled into her parents' driveway with her year-old kids in tow. Mariah and Portia jumped from the back seat and immediately started noshing on some high grass. Mariah and Portia are goats, part of a herd of about 100 that Hunter owns and...
  • Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers

    Giant tortoises make excellent lawn mowers
    Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study. In an effort to control the alien plants that had dominated a small island in the Indian Ocean for decades, scientists introduced two types of...
  • The Lehigh Valley’s Most Unwanted: Invasive Plants

     
    Invasive Japanese Knotweed While weeds and pests in the garden can be frustrating and time consuming, invasive species can wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Invasive plants are non-native and once introduced into a new environment, outcompete native...
  • Bethlehem Authority burns through 200 acres

     
    Conservationists set ablaze Tuesday 40 acres of land surrounding Bethlehem’s water supply, ending the year with 200 acres burned in their effort to re-establish native plants in the Poconos. The prescribed burns aim to destroy invasive plants and...
  • What looks like ground cover may be invasive plant

    What looks like ground cover may be invasive plant
    My neighbor said she will give me a plant that had white flowers with four petals and a center that sticks up like a skinny green nose. Leaves are a pointy heart shape. It filled in a huge bare area for her, but she doesn't know the name. Sounds like...
  • Our Laguna: Preserving wilderness is ongoing battle

    Our Laguna: Preserving wilderness is ongoing battle
    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is Laguna's frontyard. That's what people see when they head into town on Laguna Canyon Road. Locals can take pride in the preservation of the 7,000 acres of wilderness they helped preserve, one of the gems of the South...
  • Kudzu bug moves into Maryland

    Kudzu bug moves into Maryland
    I hear a new bug that eats kudzu is coming to Maryland. Isn't that a good thing, since kudzu is an invasive plant? Kudzu bug was found on kudzu in three Maryland counties; unfortunately it won't stay there. This dark, quarter-inch, squarish bug also...
  • Dredging up solutions for Aliso Creek

    Dredging up solutions for Aliso Creek
    When it comes to Aliso Creek, Tex Haines often looks below the water's surface. Haines, 61, who remembers coming to Aliso Beach Park when he was 6, is concerned about the amount of sand that workers shovel into the ocean to open up the creek's...
  • Shedd Aquarium's got the touch

    Shedd Aquarium's got the touch
    At the Shedd Aquarium these days, there's almost as much touching going on as at a massage therapist's spa or an Apple store. Last month, the marine animal showcase by the lake introduced Stingray Touch, a place for warm-weather visitors to pet de-...
  • People Are Freaking Out About 'Running Bamboo'

    People Are Freaking Out About 'Running Bamboo'
    It's been called by one bitter antagonist possibly "the worst alien invader the USA has ever encountered. The invasions are widespread and the damage reports are coming in from all our states." A Westport victim warns that it "spread like wildfire......
  • Rockfish achieves great moments

    Rockfish achieves great moments
    Chad Wells made a name for himself at Alewife, the popular tavern across from the Hippodrome Theatre, first with a sublime, spectacularly smoked hamburger and then by working magic on the fearsome invasive species known as the snakehead. Wells grilled...