Garden Protector’s Activity: Supporting Pollinators

Specialized relationships exist between plants, animals, pollinators, and other insects. Invasive species threaten native plants and wildlife by altering the natural habitats on which native species depend.

Removing Water Chestnut by Hand

Removing water chestnut by hand is a fun and effective way to suppress their populations. Check out this blog to learn how to organize a hand-pull on your own waterfront property!

Mobile Apps That Explore Nature and Aid Invasive Species Community Science

Explore nature while you’re hitting the trails this summer with some really neat mobile apps that aid invasive species community science.

Protector’s Featured Spotlight: Join NYISAW

Join guided hikes, paddles, webinars and other events happening across the state for New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week from June 6th-12th!

Protector’s Activity: Native Alternatives to Common Invasive Garden Plants

Many invasive plants were once considered desirable ornamentals that were intentionally introduced to our gardens and landscapes only to escape into natural environments. Learn of native alternatives to common invasive garden plants.

Protector’s Featured Spotlight: Emerging Invasives

Spring is finally here and invasive species are starting to emerge. Keep an eye out for these common backyard terrestrial and dockside invasives.

Protector’s Featured Spotlight

Spring is nearly here! Get a jump start on your yard work by planning to control those pesky invasive plants you’ve been wanting to get rid of in your yard.

Protector’s Featured Spotlight

Learn of two opportunities for you to get involved in invasive species initiatives. iMapInvasives is hosting a mapping challenge for hemlock woolly adelgid observations. National Invasive Species Awareness Week offers webinars and engagements begining at the end of Feburary through March 4th,.

Garden Protectors: Plan to Plant

Winter is a great time to start planning for your garden. Learn what plants are native to your zipcode with a native plant finder tool, and view native plant lists to help get you started. Choosing to grow native plants helps to stop the spread of invasive plants and supports pollinators!

Protect Monarch Butterflies

About Monarch Butterflies In September and October, monarch butterflies will be laying their eggs on native milkweed using a combination of chemical and visual cues that have evolved over time. […]