This past week in invasive species blogging:
- Go Heron, Go Heron! The Huckleberries Online blog posted an awesome photo of a great blue heron attempting to snarf down an invasive suckermouth catfish somewhere in South Florida (via Cash for Critters)
- The Adirondack Diary posts about the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival...which has nothing to do with invasive species, except that to build their giant ice castle, carnival organizers cut blocks of ice from Lake Flower, which happens to be infested with Eurasian water milfoil. Scroll about a third of the way down the post for a photo where you can actually see the milfoil inclusions in the ice bricks (just when we thought we knew of every invasive plant vector...at least these particular ice blocks don't seem to be traveling far from their place of origin).
- The UBC Botanical Garden Weblog chose Arundo donax as their Botany Photo of the Day last Tuesday.
good for the heron... those catfish are very well armoured and spiny!
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