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Finding frog-bit

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 »»

What is white, fluffy and woolly all over?

August 21, 2012 The hemlock woolly adelgid sounds too cute to be a tree killer, but it i. 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 »»

An apple a day won’t keep the stink bugs away

July 24, 2012 In February, I visited my aunt in Baltimore, Md. and she told me about the latest invasive species to plague the Chesapeake Bay region, brown marmorated stink bugs. more »»

Hogweed and pondweed; state takes lead

June 26, 2012 It’s been an exciting few weeks in the world of invasive species. There is activity afield and in Albany, too. 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 »»

Floods give free rides to invasive plants

May 31, 2012 Invasive plants can survive tough environmental conditions. Shade? Not an issue. Drought? No problem. Poor soils? Bring it on. Disturbance? The more, the better. 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 »»

‘Barberryans’ at the gate

October 18, 2011 The first frost has hit. Its delicate layer can be a mighty match for some invading plants. 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 »»

Milfoil madness

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 »»

Putting the ‘rapid’ into rapid response

September 6, 2011 It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the Adirondack Regional Response Teams. 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 »»

Hard times for the hard-shelled

August 9, 2011 Invasive plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil get a lot of attention from shoreowners, municipalities and media. 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 »»

Adirondack Invasive Species Week event schedule

July 12, 2011 (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 »»

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 »»



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