Joro spiders

An invasive species, East Asian Joro spiders probably arrived in the state of Georgia, where I live, in shipping containers, according to researchers at the University of Georgia. Joros are harmless to humans but grow to be rather large and can be frightening to anyone who has never seen them before. They’ve been here for…

Wisteria: It’s Everywhere !

Who knew that wisteria is an invasive species here in the Southeastern U.S.?  It’s everywhere this year.  Beautiful but everywhere.  Wisteria is a vine, hardy and fast-growing, and it can strangle large trees and damage houses and other buildings.  Many, many trees near us are almost covered with wisteria vines. On a recent walk I…