Meet the city’s cutest future predators! Twelve falcons have been born at the Verrazano Narrows, Marine Parkway and Throgs Neck bridges, and the MTA has shared these great photos and video of them.
MTA Video Release: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Peregrine Falcon Banding – 6/2/2015
Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional and national scales. Locate an invasive species event in your state or county.
Nine Ways You Can Help
- Learn about invasive species, especially those found in your region. Your county extension officeand the National Invasive Species Information Center are both trusted resources.
- Clean hiking boots, waders, boats and trailers, off-road vehicles and other gear to stop invasive species from hitching a ride to a new location. Learn more at PlayCleanGo.org
- Avoid dumping aquariums or live bait into waterways. Learn more at Habitattitude.org
- Don’t move firewood – instead, buy it where you’ll burn it, or gather on site when permitted. Learn more at DontMoveFirewood.org
- Use forage, hay, mulch and soil that are certified as “weed free.”
- Plant only non-invasive plants in your garden, and remove any known invaders.
- Report new or expanded invasive species outbreaks to authorities. Here is a state-by-state list of contacts
- Volunteer to help remove invasive species from public lands and natural areas.
- Ask your political representatives at the state, local and national level to support invasive species control efforts.
Science where you least expect it… A new way to prevent the brush fires that have been ravaging California: GOATS!
Apparently goats like to eat the weeds and shrubs that are so prone to catching on fire. Businessman/goat herder Ian Newsam discusses this new line of defense against the wild fires in California on the latest Science Friday. Be sure to check out the GoatPro!