A Focus on Native Species

From Julie-Lynn Zahavich, Stewardship Coordinator at Island Nature Trust: Every summer, staff from Island Nature Trust work to control a persistent population of purple loosestrife at Deroche Pond. Deroche Pond is a large pond that lies behind Blooming Point Beach, a popular summer haunt for many islanders. This year, we noticed that the population had […]

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Look Out for Japanese Beetles

This weeks Facebook post is by Beth Hoar, Chair of PEIISC and City of Charlottetown’s Parkland Conservationist Have you been seeing a lot more of these guys this year???? It’s the beautiful but notorious Japanese beetle! We certainly have be seeing a lot of them around Charlottetown. They have been feeding on the vegetable planters […]

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The Spread of Wild Cucumber in PEI

This weeks post and photos are from Rosemary Curley, PEIISC Council Member. Wild cucumber is spreading rapidly in cental Prince Edward Island, probably under the influence of warmer weather. Trees and shrubs that are blanketed by wild cucumber will be weakened, and some will not survive. Here is wild cucumber along Confederation Trail in the […]

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Asian Gypsy Moth

Todays post is by Jennifer Cameron, PEIISC Council member and Regional Plant Protection Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency / Government of Canada Asian Gypsy Moth The European strain of Gypsy Moth has become established in many parts of eastern North America, but did you know there is a more destructive Asian strain as well? It […]

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A Curiously Shady Character: Bittersweet Nightshade

A Curiously Shady Character: Bittersweet Nightshade An ominous name to begin with, this perennial vine is seen throughout Prince Edward Island. This little beast has a number of names, including climbing nightshade, and thrives in a wide variety of habitats; however, it loves to grow around streams and wetlands. It can become prolific, growing out […]

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