Today I want to share with you a fascinating story from Science Daily on how the invasive reed Phragmites australis manages to suppress other wetland plants by taking advantage of the biochemical activities of native plant roots and native microbes in the soil. […]
Another July has come and gone, but not all of the fireworks are over. The striking pink display of spotted knapweed, Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos, is still going strong in rangelands and old fields and along highways and railroad grades across the country. Native to Europe, spotted knapweed was introduced accidentally to North America […]
The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is one of those critters that birders love to hate. The species makes a habit of usurping the nest sites of native species, especially bluebirds, and is therefore reviled by many a birder.
Initially released on this continent in the early 1850s in New York City and parts of […]