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Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard produces allelochemicals, mainly in the form of the cyanide compounds allyl isothiocyanate and benzyl isothiocyanate, which suppress mycorrhizal fungi that most plants, including native forest trees, require for optimum growth.However, allelochemicals produced by Garlic Mustard do not affect mycorrhizal fungi from Garlic Mustard’s native range, indicating that this “novel weapon” in the invaded range explains Garlic Mustard’s success. 70 more words

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Fleshfly

The majority of species in the large genus Sarcophaga are scavengers of small carrion, such as dead insects and snails or smaller vertebrates. A few species feed on larger vertebrate carcasses. 48 more words

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Beautiful Banded Demoiselle Dragonfly

The Riverside Pasture was alive with insects today: bumbles, hoverflies and Demoiselles mostly.

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Billy Bull to the Rescue

Billy Bull was not with his cows when I walked through the riverside gate this afternoon; he was on guard duty at the top gate. He knows I use the top gate from the corral, so today I thought I would fool him. 20 more words

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Billy Bull

Billy Bull and his girls were working in the swamp this morning. The closest I got to interacting with him was over the northern corridor fence. 152 more words

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