Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vermont Is For Pacus

Employees of a Vermont power company pulled a 2.5lb pacu fish out of Otter Creek earlier this month. What was the large, South American cousin of the piranha doing in New England? Perhaps searching for a good microbrew? ;-)

P.S. - be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the NAS Alert page to see the pacu pics!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Beached Wail

Beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) was found in Maryland earlier this month. Wonder how far up the Atlantic coast this invader could go? (tip of the virtual hat to IPANE)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Snake Attack

Are Giant Invasive Snakes using Florida as a stepping stone for a US takeover? (scroll down to see the full report, or click here)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heard Through The Grapevine

A European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) has been found in Napa Valley, California, the first find of this pest in the USA (via InvasiveInfo).

Fuel Sells

Jatropha as a biofuel in Kenya hasn't quite panned out, NPR has the story.