Purple Loosestrife

Battle against beetle continues in 2011

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

The beetle battle against purple loosestrife that began in May of 2007 continues in May of 2011. Like with so many non native invasive species “control” is all we have to work with. In this case that is the good news, because in so many others we have no control at all or if we do it is a chemical control. But we need to work to keep the news good and the invader [...]

The beetle battle against purple loosetrife

May 14, 2009 // 0 Comments

Bob Stegmier shows how easy it is to fight a harmful invasive plant by transplanting beetles. An imported beetle that eats an invasive plant is being used to restore native wetland species such as cattails. Jim Biener and Bob Stegmier of the Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America are looking for some friends with good eyesight and steady hands to [...]