Fruit Fly Mating Mixup May Be Driving Species to Extinction
March 17, 2017
Be honest, how many times have you looked at a hornet and called it a yellowjacket, seen a stink bug in your home and worried it could be a kissing bug or mixed up the various species of flies and ticks?
Invasive plants are common throughout North Carolina and the United States. They present a danger in how their growth affects native plants and wildlife. Five of the most prevalent invasive plant species in North Carolina are listed below. Click on their names to learn more about what they are and where they came from.
Learn about how human activities (including population growth, pollution, global warming, burning of fossil fuels, habitat destruction and introduction of nonnative species) may impact the environment. Then examine how a nonnative species is affecting North Carolina marine ecosystems by viewing the NC Science NOW video "Lionfish."
North Carolina Increases Quarantine Area for Red Fire Ants
January 18, 2016
Eno River Hydrilla
September 18, 2014
While scientists and foresters struggle to find a way to save the hemlock tree, research is still ongoing to restore another iconic member of the forest family. Although in the case of the American chestnut, resurrect may be a more appropriate word. It has been almost 75 years since the tree disappeared.
UNC-TV Science: April 24, 2014
Meet the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
UNC-TV Science: January 25, 2014
Stopping Invasive Species by Letting Them Spread