Attack of the Alien Invaders, National Geographic Magazine: Weed Pulling A Neighborhood Project

Men pull tall weeds in urban lot.

Neighbors clear weeds from the Guggenheim School Preserve in Port Wasington, New York, joining an effort to preserve wild and natural places to use them for environmental education.

Non-native  plants are opportunistic when competing with native fauna and flora. Ecosystems go out of control when the balance is upset by plants with fast growth becoming established in disturbed areas. It takes continued restoration efforts to reverse the ecological impacts.

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