Normally I try to have my follow up post right at the end of the month, but I was in the invasive capitol of the contiguous U.S. for the last two weeks: Florida. That state is dealing with Brazilian pepper, meleluca, reticulated pythons, monitor lizards, and iguanas, to name only a few.
Anyway, have you been able to ID any plants or animals that don’t belong in your neighborhood? We won’t talk about that stray pit bull that makes you nervous. Again, if you know what belongs in your neighborhood, you’ll be much more successful in spotting what shouldn’t be there.
Yesterday I was able to go to my second backyard and do some permanent deporting. Garlic mustard season is over, but spotted knapweed season is ripening.
Additionally, I took out the largest honeysuckle shrub on my property, and eliminated a couple more buckthorn trees .
There are plenty of creatures who thrive in your neighborhood, get to know them, but also be vigilant and heartless in your attempts to find illegal aliens and get them out!