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Summer time and the livin is eatin.

Summer—it's a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species

Last week during California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out there. Now that you know about them, share your knowledge of invasive species with others. And no matter what your summer plans, here are some things YOU can do about invasive species from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California Department of Food and Agriculture.

YOU:  I'M TRAVELLING TO AMAZING PLACES

YOU:  I'LL BE WORKING IN MY GARDEN

YOU:  I'LL BE NEAR THE WATER OR ON A BOAT

YOU:  I'LL BE OUT AND ABOUT CAMPING, HIKING, OR RIDING HORSES

YOU:  I'LL DEFINITELY CONTINUE TO LEARN ABOUT INVASIVES

  • Get to know your local invaders.
  • Learn about California's invasive plants.
  • Find out which species are threats to California.
  • Learn alternatives to releasing unwanted fish, aquatic plants, and other pets.
  • Eat them. Yum. Check out these websites to find out who is edible and how to prepare them.

If you missed it this year, help in the fight next year by learning and participating during California Invasive Species Action Week.

himalayan blackberry
himalayan blackberry

brown garden snail
brown garden snail

fennel
fennel

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 12:54 PM
  • Author: Tunyalee Martin

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