Sunday, May 6, 2012

May in the Garden

This blog is the complement to the June 2, H2Ohhh! event at Camp Bayou. Each week, we will post one of the questions from our contest. The post will have some relevant info and maybe be a hint to the correct answer to the question of the week.

May is the month for many special things- May Day, National Teacher's Day, International Migratory Bird Day, Mother's Day, Endangered Species Day, Sally Ride Day, Memorial Day, and among others...
If you want to encourage wildlife to visit your yard there are some great resources out there to find out what the best choices may be to attract birds, butterflies and other interesting critters. While you're thinking about what to put IN your yards, remember to think about what to take OUT. Exotic invasive plants often find their way into your yard, with or without your permission. You'll want to learn how to identify and eradicate these troublesome plants to help stop the spread of this problem throughout Florida. Some websites for more information include:

Florida Native Plant Society- Invasive Exotic Plants
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council- Invasive Plant List
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
EDDSMaps- Florida
National Invasive Species Information Center- Florida
FLIP- Florida Invasive Plant species mobile field guide

This week's question: Why do invasive plants grow so fast?

Be sure to click on the link to enter our contest for a chance to win great prizes related to water. Prize photos can be seen at left and include items such as a hydration backpack, a water quality 'discovery' set, and more...

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