We have exciting news to report! The alligator weed flea beetles that we released on the Black River in May are munching away! Read about the May beetle release here.
We monitored the beetles last Friday and to our surprise they are doing a great job eating the invasive alligator weed! We not only saw evidence of their eating but we actually saw the beetles too!
There were areas of alligator weed that were completely munched to death; this is great news because it means the beetles are breeding in the wild and doing the job we hoped they would do.
We will be monitoring again at the end of September, more to come then!