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Stowaways in potted plants

Potted plants can seem so benign. Beautiful, fascinating, good to grow and give, but they may carry invasive species which are not benign. Tom Bawden at The Independent tells us about invasive species reaching Europe, including the New Guinea flatworm … Continue reading

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The aliens are landing. That means the foreign plants and animals which are invading Europe

Here in Europe, we’re seeing an influx of alien species. Species have always moved around, but in these times of international transport and climate change, there’s more of it happening than there used to be. Newcomers can be exciting. They … Continue reading

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Europe fends off alien species

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
PhysOrg2013-01-28:                      It may look incredibly innocent, but the harlequin ladybird, a stowaway onboard fruit and flower consignments from Asia, is on a ‘most…

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