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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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In honor of Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week, this week’s “Eye on Invasives” column, by Hilary Smith, has been replaced by the event schedule for this week.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 »»
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 »»