Monday, March 11, 2013

Invading California

Maybe the Scots-Irish and those of Scandinavian/German descent were the original invasive exotics into California, and it has been a slow eradication campaign to return it to its original state, without all the infrastructure and civilizing improvements...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Texas Quarantine?

Imagine you are a Texan.  You are watching the rest of the USA in the economic doldrums while your state is thriving.  You watch the diversity and entitlement basket case of California, your only competitor as biggest and most dominating state, going off the rails.

Then you hear that Californians are moving to your state.
More than 363,000 Californians moved to Texas over the past five years, helping the state grow more than twice as fast as the nation as a whole since 2000, census figures show
What voting patterns will these new species have?  Will they be able to blend into the native ecosystem? Remember our definitions:
Introduced species (also called "non-indigenous" or "non-native") adversely affect the habitats and bioregions they invade economically, environmentally, and/or ecologically.
Will they vote for the policies that will adversely affect the economic and ecological habitats of Texas?

The UK has never had rabies because of its quarantine.  Should Texans quarantine new ex-Californians from voting for a suitable period of time, until they have acclimated themselves to the Texas political and social ecosystem?

Central Michigan University identify invasive species detection using DNA material in water


not this

National Invasive Species Week

Please mark your calendars for events in Washington, DC and around the country.
State, federal and local and tribal officials meet with NGO's, industry and stakeholder groups addressing invasive species to examine laws, policies and creative approaches to prevent and reduce invasive species threats to our health, economy, environment and natural resources including special places. Attend events in the US Capitol and in Washington, DC or host your own event that explores local problems and solutions to invasive species.

How can you help?

We would suggest catch and release... back to native habitats

Friday, March 1, 2013

Caterpillars Seized

Border Force spokeswoman Ingrid Smith said "the vigilance of our officers has stopped these dried insects from entering the U.K., and possibly posing a risk to our food chain."

No human risks to the food chain, nor to the traditional English ecology were stopped, thank goodness.