National Invasive Species Awareness Week runs February 22-28, 2021. But what does that mean? What are invasive species and how do they impact our local habitats? Click here to learn about two common invasive species, the European starling and the zebra mussel.
Do you recognize this plant? It’s called buckthorn. Although it was once considered a beautiful decoration in gardens, its spread has become a problem in natural areas. You can learn more about this invasive species, and what Illinois looked like before it began to spread, here.
How do we work to control invasive species? We’ve seen how it can work with plant species, but what about insects? Click here to take a look at how experts work to combat invasive insects.
The Curiosity Club is gearing up to meet again this Wednesday, February 24! Join educators Becca and Nicole as they explore what makes a turtle a turtle. These sessions are perfect for scientists ages 5-9. Click here to learn more and register.