Tag Archives: invasive species

Extreme weed control

By 7 January, 2014

TAMS are getting it out there just how far they’ll go to nasty with the prickly pears in the Molonglo Gorge:
Abseiling, normally a recreational activity, was today employed for a different purpose. A team of specialised contractors abseiled down the Molonglo Gorge in the fight against one of the region’s highly invasive weeds, Prickly Pear, [...]

The rise of our wasp overlords

By 29 April, 2013

TAMS are warning us that new European Wasp queens are breeding right now:
“The tell-tale sign of a nest is a steady stream of wasps flying in and out of a hole leading to where the nest is hidden away. Wasp nests are usually located underground or are built into the structure of the house such [...]

Beware the Madagascan Fireweed

By 14 October, 2011

Territory And Municipal Services are warning against the invasion of Madagascan Fireweed:
Canberrans are being urged to be on the lookout for a new incursion of weed species that has recently been identified in the ACT – Madagascan Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis).
“While the weed is commonly found in the surrounding NSW region, this is the first serious [...]

Stay away from the blackberries as TAMS wages war on weeds

By 6 September, 2011

Territory And Municipal Services has announced they’re investing $3.5 million to attack the weeds around Canberra.
“Above average rainfall last summer encouraged the spread of a number of invasive weeds, in particular, Blackberry and St John’s Wort,” said Steve Taylor, Senior Invasive Weeds
Officer, Parks and Conservation. “Other highly invasive weeds have also taken advantage of [...]

Mexican Waterlilys in Lake Burley Griffin

By 29 March, 2011

The Canberra Times is reporting that the Mexican waterlily, Nymphaea mexicana, is rife in the supposed environmental nirvana of the Jerrabomberra wetlands.
”It is highly invasive and little bits break off it easily and start new plants,” he said. ”We think there is a risk of it getting out of Lake Burley Griffin and into the [...]

I for one welcome our new capeweed overlords

By 13 October, 2010

[First filed: Oct 12, 2010 @ 11:46]

The ABC has a lengthy piece on the pretty daisies brightening our lives this spring.
It turns out they’re dastardly capeweed from South Africa.
I think at this point we’re just going to have to enjoy it.

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