Invasive Species News Archive

April, 2015

  • Aquatic invader, European Frogbit, affected by shading treatments

    April 29, 2015 | Jane Herbert | New York study suggests non-chemical shading treatments can reduce plant biomass of European Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae L.).

  • Why are there lady bugs on my windowsill?

    April 22, 2015 | Beth Clawson | Lady bugs are making their spring appearance around and in the home now that the weather is warming.

  • Invasive species in your Jambalaya?

    April 22, 2015 | Jane Herbert | Cajun food lovers may be happy to learn the invasive rusty crayfish has been “demoted” from Michigan’s list of prohibited species to the restricted species list. But what does this regulation change mean for home cooks?

  • Where else do spotted wing Drosophila like to feed?

    April 15, 2015 | Rufus Isaacs | New online resource provides a list of non-crop host plants of spotted wing Drosophila in North America.

  • Place-based education enhancing STEM education

    April 6, 2015 | Tracy D’Augustino | School and community partners explore Great Lakes science opportunities through place-based education practices enhancing STEM education in area schools with the support of the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

  • Don’t let unwanted species become established in your backyard

    April 3, 2015 | Mike Schira | Too often landowners delay efforts to eliminate unwanted invasive species. However, once these species are established, either on land or in the waterways, they can be very difficult to control. Early detection and rapid control response is key.