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Friday, December 4, 2009

The "Invasives"

Watch the video to understand about invasive plants and the threat they pose to the forest here in Maryland.

1. Next research what invasive plants are found near the Gulf Coast of Texas.

2. How did they get there? What are they a threat to in our area?

3. What is being done to get rid of the invasives?
video

7 Comments:

At December 14, 2009 at 8:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nonative spieses are very intersting like the snake head fish and pithons in Flordia.

zach.h/harting

 
At December 14, 2009 at 8:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that we can stop the nonative spicies from everything.
fromJohn in Mrs. Brauns class

 
At December 14, 2009 at 8:48 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do people to let a nonnative species go in the wild. Alex Mrs. Brauns class

 
At December 14, 2009 at 8:50 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We learned about nonnative speices in class and it was very interesting to learn how nonnative species take up all the room for the native speices and get killed by the nonnative speices.

Courtney M.-Mrs.Braun

 
At December 14, 2009 at 8:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the invasive species in the forest of animals that causes some amimals will become endangered or extinct- so they will die out?Right?Many animals will lose there homes and that means there will be more fights agaist the animals? Please respond back.
Gina S/Mrs.Braun

 
At December 14, 2009 at 8:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that nonnative species, like sparrows and starlings, take over space that other native species, like bluebirds. Ever morning I take a 20 gauge shotgun and shoot sparrows and starlings that live in my family's farm.

Nicholas K - Mrs. Braun

 
At December 14, 2009 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Vickie said...

You all made wonderful comments about invasive plants.
Gina..you are right. The invasive species will eventually kill off native trees,flowers, and native animals.
Nicholas..you are correct about the starlings.
Alex..people do not let the invasive species out on purpose, but the seeds and the animals can come over on boats or planes. Birds eat the seeds in one state and carry the seeds to other states (on their feathers of in their poop. Some people illegally bring foreign plants and animals into the US and the animals get away or the plants seeds blow with the wind.
Zach..I did not know about the snake head fish. I will look it up to see waht it looks like. Mrs. Braun sure has a class filled with smart students!!

 

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