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Say hello to water stewards

June 15, 2010 The boating season is under way, and with it comes a high alert for dangerous introductions of aquatic invasive species (AIS. more »»

Dispelling myths about invasives

June 1, 2010 The latest regional invasive species news chronicled the detection of a new population of didymo, also known as “rocksnot. more »»

Invasive plant pesto?

May 18, 2010 Have you heard the phrase “if you can’t beat them, eat them”? Landowners may draw this conclusion for some invasive species which are edible, like garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). more »»

Honeysuckle: sweet sounding but still an invader

May 4, 2010 The snow has melted and the natural world is coming back to life: we are too. Gardeners eagerly plan their masterpieces. Anglers and paddlers take to the water, hikers to the trails. more »»

Norway maple: ornamental but an invader

October 20, 2009 As autumn wanes and winter arrives, the seasonal change provides landowners and managers with some reprieve from invading plants and animals. more »»

A plant more bitter than sweet

October 6, 2009 It is that time of year when certain invasive plants come into blazing fall color. One of those plants is Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus). more »»

Spiny water fleas new on the scene

September 22, 2009 What happens below the water’s surface often goes unnoticed. That is not usually the case once aquatic invasive species invade. more »»

Say ‘no’ to knotweed

September 8, 2009 Japanese knotweed is listed as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species and is becoming rampant in Adirondack hamlets and villages. more »»

Signs and symptoms of a tree-killing pest

August 25, 2009 Never a dull moment exists in the field of invasion ecology — new species, like the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), keep arriving on the scen. more »»

Cup plant: a hulking prairie perennial

August 11, 2009 Native to tall grass prairies in the western and southwestern United States, the cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, or cupleaf rosinweed, is a plant out of place in this region. more »»

Roadside weed ID

July 28, 2009 The roadsides are a rainbow of color right now — yellows, whites, pinks, and purples. With flowers in bloom, mid-summer is a good time to identify plants you might see along your daily commute. more »»

Got goutweed?

July 14, 2009 Are you one of the many landowners realizing, in horror, that you have the dreaded goutweed? I am. We moved into our house a few years ago. more »»

Yellow iris: a botanical bully

June 30, 2009 A silent invasion is underfoot. By root. By foot. By fin. Invasive plants and animals are floating, flying, swimming and otherwise hitching rides to new places. more »»



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