Kudos to Ross & Steve (Stewards and Weed Warriors in Section 6) who were out yesterday clearing a large hillside that was densely covered with Canadian Thistle, a nasty non-native invasive plant. The transformation was dramatic! Great work! Thank you.
Non-native, invasive plants spread from yards in neighborhoods along Sligo, through birds, and wind. Check out the Invasive/RIP resources page for photos of the most common invasive plants. As non-native plants, they don’t have natural predators and often out-compete native plants, changing the mix of flora available for wildlife. Disrupted, the ecosystem cannot support the insects, birds and animals that depend upon it.
Consider replacing invasive, non-native plants in your yard with native plants that support pollinators and other insects needed for the food chain and a healthy ecosystem.