invasive species http://blog.wlrn.org en Dogs Prove To Be Key In Battle Against Giant African Snails http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dogs-prove-be-key-battle-against-giant-african-snails More than 128,000 Giant African Land Snails have been found and eradicated in the two years since the highly destructive creatures invaded the Miami-Dade area, <a href="http://www.freshfromflorida.com/newsroom/press/2013/08292013.html" target="_blank">Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:09:29 +0000 Mark Memmott 19867 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dogs Prove To Be Key In Battle Against Giant African Snails Got Giant African Land Snails? Release The Hounds! http://blog.wlrn.org/post/got-giant-african-land-snails-release-hounds <p></p><p>In the ongoing assault on invasive giant African land snails, Florida is ready to release the hounds.</p><p>Literally.</p><p>The state will be adding snail-sniffing dogs to its team of 50 full-time snail hunters.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/dogs-prove-be-key-battle-against-giant-african-snails?nopop=1" target="_blank">RELATED: Dogs Prove To Be Key In Battle Against Giant African Snails</a></strong></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:43:42 +0000 Sammy Mack 19880 at http://blog.wlrn.org Got Giant African Land Snails? Release The Hounds! How To Make Stew With Giant African Land Snails http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-make-stew-giant-african-land-snails <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Editor's note:&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.</span></em></p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:09:27 +0000 Arianna Prothero & Kaylois Henry 13494 at http://blog.wlrn.org How To Make Stew With Giant African Land Snails Eating Iguanas In Southwest Florida With Jackson Landers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/eating-iguanas-southwest-florida-jackson-landers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson Landers grew up in a vegetarian household. Now he hunts and butchers much of his own meat. In the past five years, he's focused on hunting and eating invasive species.</span></p><p>In his book, <a href="http://jacksonlanders.com/eating-aliens/" target="_blank"><em>Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Eating and Hunting Invasive Species</em></a>, ​the 35-year-old Landers chronicles his travels around the country as he learns to hunt, butcher and eat various invasive species.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:27:52 +0000 Trina Sargalski 18551 at http://blog.wlrn.org Eating Iguanas In Southwest Florida With Jackson Landers Why Invasive Lionfish Are So Hard To Eradicate From South Florida Waters http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-invasive-lionfish-are-so-hard-eradicate-south-florida-waters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A team of scientists from &nbsp;around the country recently spent two days off the coast of South Florida to investigate the explosion of </span>lionfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>What they found was shocking. Why?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Because there’s a war going on a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">nd the indomitable </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">l</span>ionfish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are winning.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:13:00 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 16695 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Invasive Lionfish Are So Hard To Eradicate From South Florida Waters New Bugs In Florida Stymie Researchers, Threaten Crops http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-bugs-florida-stymie-researchers-threaten-crops With its pleasant climate, Florida has become home to more exotic and invasive species of plants and animals than any other state in the continental U.S. Some invasive species have been brought in deliberately, such as the Burmese python or the Cuban brown snail. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:05:36 +0000 Greg Allen 16484 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Bugs In Florida Stymie Researchers, Threaten Crops Add 'Crazy Ants' To Growing List Of Florida Invasive Species http://blog.wlrn.org/post/add-crazy-ants-growing-list-florida-invasive-species <p>The <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/some-health-risks-eating-giant-african-land-snail" target="_blank">giant African land snail</a> has competition in the "strange and destructive little invasive species" department. A <a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10530-013-0463-6" target="_blank">report </a>released last month by University of Texas scientists shows that "crazy ants" are "invading the southeastern United States and Texas" -- including Florida.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14600 at http://blog.wlrn.org Add 'Crazy Ants' To Growing List Of Florida Invasive Species Man Wrestles, Kills Record-Size Python In Florida City http://blog.wlrn.org/post/man-wrestles-kills-record-size-python-florida-city <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; ">Jason Leon said he has two regrets about slicing the head off the longest Burmese python recorded in Florida:</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">He wishes he didn’t have to slay the beast, and he wishes his bedroom walls were big enough to mount the snake’s skin.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 11:22:46 +0000 Evan Benn 14436 at http://blog.wlrn.org Man Wrestles, Kills Record-Size Python In Florida City How Plants Tell The Story Of Florida's Immigrant History http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-plants-tell-story-floridas-immigrant-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Immigrants have had a profound effect on South Florida. We all know about the influences on culture, food and language. But they changed the region's horticulture too.</span></p><p>Many of South Florida's plants have been brought here to improve the surrounds, provide food and shelter. Indeed, most of the plants that we consider iconic to South Florida are not native but transplants from elsewhere. Bougainvillea? It's a native of Mexico. Mangoes are originally from India. Even that most Floridian of fruits, oranges, are originally from China.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:14:02 +0000 Kaylois Henry 12518 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Plants Tell The Story Of Florida's Immigrant History Why Florida Has The Most Invasive Species http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-florida-has-most-invasive-species <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">Florida has a big problem with invasive species, and the idea of </span>chowing<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> down on the pests has been gaining in popularity. So far, there’s a cookbook dedicated to </span>lionfish<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; ">, an invasive species cooking contest and even an invasive species sampler tent at The Grassroots Festival on Virginia Key this past February.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 18:36:54 +0000 Arianna Prothero & Kaylois Henry 13826 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Florida Has The Most Invasive Species How to Make Burmese Python Nuggets http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-make-burmese-python-nuggets <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Editor's note:&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (<a href="https://twitter.com/WLRN" target="_blank">@WLRN</a>) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.</span></em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5; ">BURMESE PYTHON</strong></p><p><strong>Origin:</strong>&nbsp;Southeast Asia</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 15:14:06 +0000 Trina Sargalski & Evan Benn 13805 at http://blog.wlrn.org How to Make Burmese Python Nuggets Some Health Risks With Eating Giant African Land Snail http://blog.wlrn.org/post/some-health-risks-eating-giant-african-land-snail <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Editor's note:&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.</span></em></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 13616 at http://blog.wlrn.org Some Health Risks With Eating Giant African Land Snail How To Make Wild Boar Tacos With Tomatillo Salsa http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-make-wild-boar-tacos-tomatillo-salsa <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Editor's note:&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.</span></em></p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Evan Benn 13717 at http://blog.wlrn.org How To Make Wild Boar Tacos With Tomatillo Salsa Eating Invasive Species Comes With A Side Of Caution http://blog.wlrn.org/post/eating-invasive-species-comes-side-caution <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Editor's note:&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.</span></em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">To accompany our <a href="http://wlrn.org/term/invasive-species">Invasive Species Cookbook</a> , we are also posting the potential health risks of eating certain invasive species and how to possibly mitigate those risks.</em></p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 13614 at http://blog.wlrn.org Eating Invasive Species Comes With A Side Of Caution How To Make Snakehead Fish With Mango-Avocado Salsa http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-make-snakehead-fish-mango-avocado-salsa <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Editor's note:&nbsp;</span></em><em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.</span></em></p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Evan Benn 13655 at http://blog.wlrn.org How To Make Snakehead Fish With Mango-Avocado Salsa