Category Archives: invasive species

Invasive species are plants or animals that are not from our region but ended up here and are now established in the ecosystem. Most invasive species are a detriment to the environment in which they become established

What’s happening now!

Oh man, there are so many things going on in the Southeast Coastal Plain these days I just don’t know where to begin! Let’s start with fire.  We have been burning up a storm.  The weather conditions have been in our … Continue reading

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Flea Beetle Success!!!

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 … Continue reading

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Flea beetles cont.

So one of my very first posts on this blog was about an invasive species control project we have on the Black River to control alligator weed.  You can read all about it in my post “Flea beetles?”. Alligator weed is … Continue reading

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Invasives, the Cape Fear Arch, and of course fire!

So the past couple of weeks I have been on the go; meetings, burning, and festivals! On 2/21 we had our quarterly Cape Fear Arch meeting.  The Cape Fear Arch is a conservation collaboration centered around the Cape Fear region.  … Continue reading

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Flea beetles?

That’s right, flea beetles…alligator weed flea beetles.  Let me start from the beginning. Our fight against invasive species has led us to the Black River, a quiet river between Pender and Bladen counties that is home to the oldest trees east of … Continue reading

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