Posts Categorized: Invasive plants

Shady Invader Citizen Science Project

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Editor’s Note: Here is an opportunity for you to be a citizen scientist and learn how to identify the shady invaders. This was brought to our attention by Erynn Maynard, PhD Candidate at Pennsylvania State University. She will be using the data for the next two years. For more information, visit https://www.usanpn.org/nn/ShadyInvaders. PROJECT BACKGROUND Invasive more »

Roadside Resources

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Reference Pollinator Roadsides Provision Funded post. Ohio DOT has been doing IVM for sometime already.  We thought their recent webinar on “The Economic and Ecological Effects of Roadside Mowing” might be on interest to you.  It provides some good information for you to use with your own local highway maintenance crews. Another good resource is the more »

Queen Anne’s Lace – Invasive Species

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Following a recent call for volunteers to assist in removing Queen Anne’s Lace from the WILD Center’s prairie, I got an e-mail suggesting that I shouldn’t refer to this plant as a “weed” since it was merely a “plant out of place.”  I thought I would share my response with you. “I’m sorry to disappoint more »

The Wild Ones Song

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The Wild Ones song composed by Steve Hazel and Carol Niendorf of the Fox Valley Area Chapter (WI) is now on YouTube.  Listen and get hooked on the catchy rhythm and the very meaningful words!  It is also featured on the Doug Tallamy DVD  available through the Wild Store. Check out this video on Wild more »

Garlic Mustard vs Mycorrhizae

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Martine and Hale of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA recently published a paper introducing evidence toward the negative effects of the invasive plant garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on native mycorrhizal associations.  The disruption occurs because garlic mustard produces an anti-fungal compounds which not only hampers formation of new associations between native plants and mycorrhizae, but also  diminishes the effectiveness more »

Doug Tallamy’s presentations now available on DVD — only $10 incl s&h

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We now have Dr Doug Tallamy’s (award winning author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens) most recent presentations available for you on DVD.  Filmed with a live audience during the January Wild Ones Fox Valley Area “Toward Harmony with Nature Conference,” the presentations themed “The Vital New Role of the more »

BIG BOX STORES SELLING SCOTCH BROOM

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One of our Wisconsin Wild Ones members reported to us that they were aware that Home Depot, and probably Lowe’s and Target were selling Scotch Broom. We immediately contacted Kelly Kearns, Invasive Plant Coordinator Natural Heritage Conservation, WI DNR.  (608) 267-5066 kelly.kearns@wisconsin.gov  Kelly wrote back that “Scotch broom is regulated as a Prohibited Invasive Plant in Wisconsin. more »