Tag: Invasive Species Awareness Month

Canada Thistle, Invasive Garden Weed

Canada Thistle, I’ve come to learn, is an invasive garden weed. My first encounter with Canada Thistle occurred when it sprouted in the middle of a rose bush. Over the course of the growing season I noticed it, but couldn’t reach it, so I let it grow in the garden. Eventually, I figured I’d let it... Read more »

Garden Fertilizer made from Asian Carp

Today, some Chicago aldermen were scheduled to debate whether the Chicago River locks should be closed off from boats to keep the dreaded Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan. Later this month the Environmental Protection Agency plans to close and poison a two-mile stretch of the Little Calumet River to get an idea of just... Read more »