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  • ... the plant spread: sticky seeds can catch a free ride on birds' feet and feathers, for instance. Eichhornia stays on top of ... to be some kind of beneficial use for the stuff. The plant shows promise in sewage treatment : with its proclivity for sucking ...
  • While scientists differ over the degree of harm this invasive species might be causing native wildlife, many Californians are ... juvenile salmon trying to reach the sea , from great blue herons to accidental motor oil spills. But the bass do their part; ...
  • ... invasive exotic species in California: the blue gum eucalyptus. [scald=57757:kl_image_original_context ... include warblers, orioles, and a few other nectar-feeding birds . Stallcup's reports remain controversial among scientists. Other ...
  • For California Invasive Species Action Week (August 2-10), we're looking at a different problem ... invasive species every day this week. The blue gum eucalyptus tree was featured yesterday. Deep thinkers ...
  • ... every day this week. So far this week we've covered the blue gum eucalyptus tree the Argentine ant , and the bullfrog . ... is, if a rototiller also ate all the snakes, lizards, baby birds , and other small animals as it churned the soil. And if a rototiller ...
  • ... invasive species every day this week. The blue gum eucalyptus tree was featured Monday, and the Argentine ant on ... of what bullfrogs will eat is impressive: mammals, small birds , native frogs and salamanders, reptiles, fish, other bullfrogs, and ...
  • ... history. Commonly called the "fastest-growing plant in the world ," a single small water hyacinth -- Eichhornia crassipes -- can grow ... in many of the plants currently deemed as problems, that blue gum eucalyptus provide perches for hawks and monarch butterflies, that ...
  • ... Dry walk along the shores of the Salton Sea , examining birds , plants, and other living beings that rely on the shrinking body of ... at the edge of the Coachella Canal, watching the aqua blue water from the river, now encased in a concrete jacket, placidly make ...
  • ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Mission blue butterfly | Photo: USFWS /Flickr/ Creative Commons License ... pusillus ) is one of that huge tribe of well-camouflaged birds that avid bird lovers sometimes refer to as "LBJs," short for ... the landcover. Yep. Here's a photo that shows the bird more clearly: ...
  • Protecting endangered species requires protecting their habitat. That's never easy. ... A gray whale tail and El Segundo blue butterfly. | Photos: Left -  Sam Beebe /Flickr/ Creative Commons ... the California Coastal Commission to remove exotic and invasive plants and revegetate with buckwheat and other natives (a biota that ...

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