New York Has Been Invaded By These 5 Species! Which Ones Must Die?
Invasive Species are crawling, growing and killing all over New York State. These unwanted plants, insects and animals are causing damage and devastation from the Sound to Canada. How did they get here? What can we do about them?
Here are 5 of New York's more devastating invasive species. Have you seen any of these?
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, our invasive species came to our state in a variety of ways. Often times they hitch a ride on shipping pallets, luggage and in the ballast water of boats. Next thing you know, they are here, wreaking havoc.
These invasive bugs, plants and animals have the ability to wipe out our crops, kill our trees and ultimately damage our economy and the environment. Scroll through the 5 invasive species below. For example, did you know this fish is swimming in the Hudson River? It has the ability to breathe air and walk on land and it needs to die.