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Old 04-29-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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What is an innocuous species here can be an invasive species there
By Sue Pike
April 28, 2010 2:00 AM

What is an innocuous species here can be an invasive species there | SeacoastOnline.com
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I recently received an e-mail from a woman in the U.K. who, as part of a larger discussion of nature, told me about the problem of American mink in her country. In a later e-mail the issue of invasive skunk cabbage was raised; she wasn't as excited about them as I was since they were destroying her local wetlands. It turns out that our backyard nature is showing up in other people's backyards and proving to be unwelcome.

I bring this up because while I have spent a good deal of time teaching about the ecological problems associated with non-native, invasive species in New England how they are and leading to a marked decline in biodiversity and I had forgotten that this is a global event. Everyone's backyards are intermingling...
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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Panicum virgatum and Andropogon scoparius are also problems in Europe.
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