Weeds of Fortune
Native New York Ironweed & Downy Sunflower Pulling Together to Eradicate Phragmites Our farming forefathers identified most native wildflowers as weeds because they interfered with good pasture growth. [Consider Ironweed, Butterfly weed, Joe-Pye weed and Milkweed] Further, when cows ate certain native flowers the milk would taste bitter rendering them unusable. Today, folks understand that native wild flowers are critical part of our environment. They are a food source for birds, native…
Russian knapweed (Rhaponticum repens )
Image 1459261 is of Russian knapweed (Rhaponticum repens ) flower(s). It is by Steve Dewey at Utah State University.
lesser celandine, fig buttercup (Ficaria verna )
Image 5485711 is of lesser celandine, fig buttercup (Ficaria verna ) plant(s). It is by Catherine Herms at The Ohio State University.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
TLC offers training for volunteers--men and women! I love it! My dad taught me to use one of these.Thanks dad!
What makes a plant invasive? The first lesson in what NOT to plant
How invasive plants were introduced. What are the most invasive plants? Removal, eradication and control are huge expenses.
Hug a Bee! Protect Our Pollinators.
Who said summer is stress-free and relaxing? Good grief, we've been on the go more in the past three weeks of summer vacation than dur...
European buckthorn is native to Eurasia. It was introduced to North America as an ornamental shrub for fencerows and wildlife habitat. This invasive alien species is found in Manitoba and is a large problem in natural areas in Winnipeg.
Beware of the Giant Hogweed - Report Sightings to APIPP
Giant hogweed ( Heracleum mantegazzianum ) is widespread in NY, but very limited in its distribution in the Adirondack region. We must r...
Thank You for Supporting Invasive Species Awareness Week
Olympic Center, Lake Placid Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department Cranberry Lake Volunteer Fire Department Town of Webb, Vis...
Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES) at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Adirondacks Rapid Response: An Invasives Success Story
An invasive species success story: In the Adirondacks, early detection and rapid response is making a huge difference in stopping invasive plants.