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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 the water ... to be some kind of beneficial use for the stuff. The plant shows promise in sewage treatment: with its proclivity for sucking nutrients ...
  • 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; ...
  • We kick off our weeklong observance of California Invasive Species Action Week with a look at what's probably the ... 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 ...
  • ... all introduced species are invasives . And not all invasive species are introduced. It gets more complicated from there. ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Blue gum eucalyptus in Marin County | Photo: James Gaither, some rights ... parrots in California cities may outcompete native birds for tree fruits, that’s usually only the case where the fruit trees ...
  • For California Invasive Species Action Week (August 2-10), we're looking at a different problem ... prevalent invasive species every day this week. The blue gum eucalyptus tree was featured yesterday. Deep thinkers in the ...
  • ... every day this week. So far this week we've covered the blue gum eucalyptus tree the Argentine ant, and the bullfrog. Quite a few ... 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 ...
  • ... prevalent 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 to ... 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 ...
  • ... pusillus) is one of that huge tribe of well-camouflaged birds that avid bird lovers sometimes refer to as "LBJs," short for ... it blends into the landcover. Yep. Here's a photo that shows the bird more clearly: [scald=55786:kl_image_original_context ...

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