"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
City of Minnetonka website:http://www.eminnetonka.com/public_works/natural_resources/backyard_conservation/native_landscaping/why_native_plants_matter.cfm
I wonder how an average idiot American would interpret that message. He would probably just shrug his fat shoulders and keep driving.
Thank you, BJN - but what prompted Clear Channel to use its board for that purpose? Paid for by Minnetonka?
I would guess that loosetrife alone is enough to cause concern. Here in western NY it is overrunning every cattail habitat north of I-90, and many south. At my workplace there are two low wet areas with cattails, and in four years I've seen it grow from 1-2 loosetrife plants to 1/3-1/2 of each area filled, with all other plants choked out.As a big fan of the honeybee, loosetrife is almost a friend -- but not at the cost of the rest of the ecosystem.With super-specialized butterflies relying on single-plant systems (i.e. monarchs and milkweed), any invasive plant that eliminates all rivals is a significant concern.