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Invasive Species

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  • Still River beauty experienced in Walktober stroll

    Eastford Conservation Commission members Tom DeJohn and Ralph Yulo led more than 25 people on a Walktober stroll along the Still River on Oct. 18. The two shared their knowledge and passion about the land during the mile-long hike. Walktober is The...
  • Virginia starts new Service and Conservation Corps for public lands

    Virginia is launching a new Service and Conservation Corps designed to preserve and protect public lands and offer training and temporary employment, particularly to veterans and young adults. Corps crews will spend 10 months, from November through...
  • Longtime wildflower grower shares her secrets

    Longtime wildflower grower shares her secrets
    When Miriam Goldberger began growing wildflowers on her farm 100 miles north of Toronto, few people talked about sustainability or organic food webs or how native plants were crucial to specific pollinators. "You didn't hear those terms, and wildflowers...
  • Loxahatchee refuge unveils apps

    Loxahatchee refuge unveils apps
    For those can can't take their eyes off their smartphone, even when surrounded by natural majesty, the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge has an app for you. The volunteer group Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge and the refuge's staff have produced...
  • Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats

    Bird Experts, State Join To Protect Habitats
    HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut. The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
  • Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy

    Goats help clear DuPage campground of poison ivy
    Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near...
  • Australian mosquito found in L.A. County, first U.S. report of pest

    An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and heartworm to dogs was found in the San Gabriel Valley, vector-control officials said Monday. It’s believed to be the first sighting of the species in North America. Aedes...
  • Tend to these garden chores at the end of summer

    Tend to these garden chores at the end of summer
    As I look out my bedroom window, I can see the leaves of the dogwood already taking on their red fall coloring. It's time to make plans for the end of summer. There's plenty to do and it's a lot more comfortable to do most of the chores in the still...
  • 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....
  • 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....