Monday, February 28, 2011

Say What?!?!

'Invasive Plants Can Create Positive Ecological Change' is the title of an article recently published in Science Daily. The premise is that since birds eat the fruit of invasive plants, these invasives must be a good thing. Well, you can survive on a diet of junk food, but it doesn't mean that junk food is good for you or your long term survival. The birds eat the invasive plant fruit because these non-native invasives have replaced the native plants in the ecosystem and when you are hungry, you eat what is available. Check out some of the comments in response to this article in Ecosystem Gardening. My favorite comment was by Ursula on  Chernobyl as a wildlife mecca.