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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Singing Like A Bird  

Not much posting going on here. For invasive species news in the style of the ISW but in succinct 140-character morsels, follow the ISW on Twitter at invasivespecies.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

A Feather In Their Caps?  

Indian rose-ringed parakeets take over Britain, Britain's elite consider even more garish hats for next royal wedding. Read all about it over at the New York Times.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Fish Kabobs  

Some crazy "Asian Carp Water Ninjas" are heading out onto the Illinois River and attacking the invasive fish mid-ski with swords and spiked armor. A link to the video, which must be seen to be believed, is here. (Don't try this at home, etc. etc.)

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Coasting Through It  

A study of management of an area of the Oregon coast invaded by Ammophila beach grasses indicates that certain management techniques may actually end up harming native species. Read more here, or read the full article here.

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Alien Eats Alien  

Check out the trailer for the upcoming extra-terrestrial road trip comedy "Paul." Around the 2'10" mark, you can watch Paul the from-another-planet alien chomp down on a European starling, an alien in its own right.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Art Of War On Weeds  

NPR has an interesting piece tying in to National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week, about a man who creates art out of invasive plants.

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

That Stinks!  

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) has been discovered in Michigan.

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