Friday, November 5, 2010

Michigan Fights Oriental Bittersweet

The Nature Conservancy funded $700,000 to the Land Conservancy of West Michigan to fight invasive species on the Lake Michigan shore from Indiana to the Mackinac Bridge. As part of the grant, the Land Conservancy just finished fighting oriental bittersweet on Mount Baldhead. Oriental bittersweet is an aggressive vine that pushes out native species and can kill small shrubs and damage trees. The invasive species is easily spread by birds feeding on its berries. Click here to read more.