Sunday, May 06, 2007
Weekend Blog Blogging
Seems like invasive species have been on the minds of a lot of American bloggers lately, what with spring finally getting going and all:
- The Birdfreak Birding Blog posts about something decidedly un-avian: garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Walking the Berkshires posts about it too.
- The Urbane Homestead starts off on garlic mustard too, but then waxes philosophical about Bishop's weed (Aegopodium podagraria).
- Walking the Berkshires also notes that some idiot let loose a whole bunch of pot-bellied pigs (Sus scrofa, but a presumably more domesticated variety of pig) in Connecticut.
- Fieldmarking posts about the pessimism surrounding the spread of the Emerald ash borer beetle (Agrilus planipennis).
- The most awesomely named SusHI blog (Sustainability in Hawai'i) posts about efforts to rid the island of Kauai of the Australian tree fern (Sphaeropteris cooperi).
P.S. - I am noticing a lack of scientific names in these posts and the articles they refer to. Are we all just feeling very "local" about our blogging these days? :-)
Labels: emerald ash borer, garlic mustard, Hawaii, insects, plants, weekend blog blogging
the pigs are in Washington, Connecticut not Washington State. It's a town in Litchfield County.
they are awfully cute, and being fed. Hopefully the landowner of the property they're now frequenting will provide them with some sort of safe shelter.
eeep! I knew that too, was typing too fast I guess. Fixed! Thanks.
I plead guilty. To be honest, I'm still working out how to make my SPOTs quickly and have been putting scientific names there. But I probably should put them in my blog entry text too.
invasive tits and finches! http://www.birdchick.com/2007/05/curious-case-of-european-birds-in.html
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