March 3rd through 9th marks National Invasive Species Awareness Week.
Invasive species include plants and animals that might seem harmless, but are taking over our native habitat. Most of us are familiar with the invasive Southern Crabgrass:
Photo by John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
The Burmese Python has earned much attention lately for populating the Everglades National Park and surrounding parts of Florida, where more than 1,800 of the snakes have been removed since January 2000.
Photo by National Park Service
Find out what invasive species might be in your back yard with the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States, supported in part by the University of Georgia, and through this information page about invasive species, courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Â See more information about invasive species–and what you can do–at the Government Documents Exhibit, in the Odum Library Reference Area.