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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The trees at Leakin Park

    The trees at Leakin Park
    Supporters of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park are understandably alarmed by a BGE plan to build a new gas pipeline through the area. The pipeline, which serves about 90,000 customers in the city and county, was one of the first such conduits built in the...
  • 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....
  • A Year in 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. Yet...
  • Sorry. Winter isn't killing the stink bugs

    Sorry. Winter isn't killing the stink bugs
    If you were hoping that this winter's freezing temperatures had sent the hated stink bugs packing, you are out of luck. Turns out, they have the good sense to come in from the cold. "I would be nice to think that winter killed them," said Stanton Gill...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, March 16 Classical concert The Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus performs Rutter's "Requiem," featuring soprano Laura Whittenberger, organist Donald Fries and the Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road in...