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Worm watch

May 17, 2011 It’s hard to believe, but it’s true — earthworms are not native to the Adirondacks. In fact, earthworms are not native to any region where glaciers once scoured the land. more »»

Be plant-wise, garden smart

May 3, 2011 And just like that, things are growing. After what seemed like an endless winter followed by a cold, wet spring, finally plants are emerging and greening the Adirondacks. more »»

Invasive species: What do we do now? Part 2

October 19, 2010 Some invasive species are already here. Many more are not, but they will arrive if we fail to take part in helping to stop their spread. more »»

Invasive species: What are we up against? Part 1

October 5, 2010 Have you read the headlines about emerald ash borer? Didymo? Spiny waterflea? Asian clam? These non-native pests, plants and aquatic invaders are on the move, and our forests, rivers and lakes are... more »»

Mighty phragmites

September 21, 2010 Picture 7,000 acres of only one plant. That is equivalent to nearly 11-square miles and is the area of one of the largest infestations of Phragmites australis (common reed grass). more »»

New aquatic invader enters Adirondack waters

September 7, 2010 The right person at the right place led to the detection of a new aquatic invader in Lake Georg. more »»

Water chestnuts are for plates, not lakes

August 24, 2010 Deep summer signals the time to be on the water. more »»

Wild hogs ... and I don’t mean Harleys

August 10, 2010 Google “wild hogs” and you will find an advertisement for the 2007 movie “Wild Hogs,” starring Tim Allen and John Travolta. But, it is not these wild hogs I’m referring to; it is feral swine. more »»

Caught red handed: poison parsnip

July 27, 2010 Have you seen a plant along the roadside about 4 feet in height with an airy flower that looks like Queen Anne’s Lace but is bigger and, instead of being white, it is yellow? If so, you may be... more »»

Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week

July 13, 2010 (Editor’s note: In honor of Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week, this week’s “Eye on Invasives” column, by Hilary Smith, has been replaced by the event schedule for this week. more »»

False spirea: scenic or sinister?

June 29, 2010 False spirea (Sorbaria sorbifolia) is beginning to bloom. Not much information about this plant is found beyond gardening websites, but it may be a species to watch in the Adirondack region. more »»

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 »»



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