Invasive Species News Archive

December, 2014

  • The winter season highlights snow fleas

    December 29, 2014 | Mike Schira | Snow fleas, Hypogastrura nivicola (Hypogastrurida), are tiny creatures that we usually only notice while there is snow on the ground. These little creatures are uniquely adapted to cold weather conditions.

  • Backpack resource helps translate Michigan’s complex landscape into describable natural communities

    December 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | New field guide makes the perfect stocking stuffer for those interested in understanding, describing, documenting, conserving and restoring diverse natural plant communities of Michigan.

  • Eat your invasives

    December 23, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Harvesting and eating invasive plants may add a new dimension to “local foods.” Many invasive plants and animals started out as old world food that escaped from colonial gardens.

  • Grower input needed for spotted wing Drosophila survey

    December 22, 2014 | Rufus Isaacs | Information gathered from this survey will help entomologists measure the impact of spotted wing Drosophila on agricultural production and will be used to prioritize research, Extension and education activities for SWD.

  • 2015 Tree Fruit IPM School registration is now open

    December 16, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | The 2015 Tree Fruit IPM School will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Feb. 18-20, 2015. Register before Jan. 14 to receive an early bird discounted rate!

  • Alien observations

    December 5, 2014 | Bill Cook | A slowly degrading quality of life and sense of place may not be perceived by those who cannot read the landscape and see the signs.

  • Wels catfish among species banned in Michigan

    December 2, 2014 | Daniel O'Keefe | The wels catfish, which can reach nine feet long and weigh more than 200 pounds, is one of seven animals were recently added to Michigan’s list of Prohibited Species.