September 4, 2012 Just when you think that an invasive species is limited in its distribution — BAM — you get a call from an eagle-eyed volunteer and the situation suddenly changes. more »»
Clean, drain, dry, use, repeat
August 7, 2012 How many more invasive species will it take? The news this week isn’t good. Spiny waterflea, an invasive crustacean the size of a pinhead, is in the Champlain Canal and now Lake George. more »»
Have you seen swallow-wort vine?
June 12, 2012 The field season is here and the hunt for invasive plants is underway. Crews, volunteers and concerned citizens have eyes open for new infestations. more »»
Right plant, right place
May 15, 2012 Two weekends ago I had a real treat. It was the first good gardening weekend of the spring: warm, sunny weather, no biting insects, loose soil and little threat of freezing temperatures overnight. more »»
Fighting invasives in the winter months
May 1, 2012 Just because the snow flies in the winter does not mean that the work dies for those of us fighting invasive species. Here is a roundup of notable news that you may have missed in the last six months. more »»
Many hands make light work
October 4, 2011 As another field season comes to an end, the time begins for extending deep thanks and appreciation. The number of hands helping to stave off invasive species increases each yea. more »»
September 20, 2011 As I thought about what to feature this week, I realized that I have not yet written about one of the most high-profile invaders in the region — milfoil. more »»
Hydrilla: coming to a pond near you?
August 23, 2011 August is here and it seems that a report of a new invasive species appears nearly every week. It happened last summer and it’s happening this summer, too. more »»
Native look-alikes may mislead
July 26, 2011 Early detection works. It works for human health professionals responding to a new illness in the body and it works for invasive species managers responding to a new infestation on land or in wat. more »»
Spot or not?
July 1, 2011 A white spot is all it takes to tell the difference between a dangerous invasive insect, the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), and its harmless native look-alike, the white spotted pine sawyer. more »»
Ready, set, pull?
June 14, 2011 Weeds won’t wait. Desirable plants are growing, but alongside them grow the un-wanteds. more »»
Know your ash
May 31, 2011 Take a look outside. The color green probably fills some, if not most, of your view. Leaves of many shapes, sizes and shades once again burst onto the scene. Trees have come back to lif. more »»