New Research Shows Invasive Plants Can Feed Farms, Power Homes

Dec 2, 2016
Photo by Sam Corden / Great Lakes Today

Researchers who work in wetlands in Michigan are taking a new approach to invasive plants. Instead of removing plants like phragmites and switchgrass, they’re harvesting them. They say these plants are a threat to biodiversity, but they can benefit farmers and even power homes.

Andrea Merimee

Wednesday, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will run its first-ever moth identification night and will add its results to a national database.

Actually, counts are going on this week around the globe! It's National Moth Week.

In Milwaukee, Brooke Gilley has taken on the moth counting mission at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. If anyone can engender warm fuzzy feelings about moths, it’s Gilley.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

White Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease with the potential to wipe out vast numbers of bats in the United States.

However, not long ago, the first potentially positive piece of news came out on that front. Researchers for the first time released bats back into the wild after successfully treating them for WNS. Avery happy occasion considering the devastating effect this disease has on the world-wide population.

Milwaukee Riverkeepers

Wauwatosa Village has become a draw for casual diners, but it may also become a hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts.