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In honor of Adirondack Invasive Species Awareness Week, this week’s “Eye on Invasives” column, by Hilary Smith, has been replaced by the event schedule for this week.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

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 »»



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