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Cathy McGlynn

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Callery Pear infestation in a natural area (Photo from Bugwood Wiki, University of Georgia)

Invasive Ornamental Plants Pose Threat for Native Wildlife

In winter we dream of spring. We peruse garden catalogs for beautiful plants to adorn our homes. When late spring arrives and the danger of … Read more ›

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Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasives species that has been problematic in the Great Lakes region since the 1990's.  (Photo from WI IDNR)

Aquatic Invasive Species Found at a Lake Near You

Asian carp. Zebra and quagga mussels. Brazilian elodea and Eurasian watermilfoil. Their names read like a list of recent headlines. All of these aquatic animals … Read more ›

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Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a forest invader introduced by European colonists (Photo from King County, WA website)

The Month of May Highlights Issue of Invasive Species in Illinois

Invasive species, organisms that are reproducing and expanding the areas they occupy outside their historically documented native ranges, have become a considerable problem throughout the … Read more ›

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Volunteer talks with public at Waukegan Harbor in summer 2011.

Lake and Cook County Residents: Help protect your lake from invasion!

Have you seen zebra mussels on docks, buoys, and bottoms of boats in lakes and ponds near your homes? Have you found it difficult to … Read more ›

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Clean Boats Crew volunteer talks with public at Waukegan Harbor in summer 2011

Lake and Cook County Residents: Help protect your lake from invasion!

Have you seen zebra mussels on docks, buoys, and bottoms of boats in lakes and ponds near your homes? Have you found it difficult to … Read more ›

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