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Fighting Loosestrife One Leaf at a Time


    As you may have noticed, the Celery Farm still has some Purple Loosestrife, a beautiful but invasive weed that chokes out beneficial native plants and ultimately can ruin marshes.

   What you may not have noticed is a silent battle going on against the loosestrife, waged by beetles specifically imported for this purpose several years ago.

   Bugman Extraordinaire Tom Burr took some exceptional shots of these insects at work and was kind enough to share them here.

   Writes Tom: "[Near the Pirie Platform], the Galerucella beetles were having a convention, performing their duty as loosestrife munchers."

   Thanks, Tom!