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? :-)

4 comments:

fuzzyturtle said...

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.

Jennifer Forman Orth said...

eeep! I knew that too, was typing too fast I guess. Fixed! Thanks.

Cyndy said...

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.

Marcus said...

invasive tits and finches! http://www.birdchick.com/2007/05/curious-case-of-european-birds-in.html