The winners of Invasive Species Contest 2012: Invasive or Non-Native Wildlife!
It's time to read and vote for your favorite article in the 2013 Write-Off Contest! The four finalist's articles are featured in the May 13 newsletter and can be found through this link. Hurry! Voting ends May 18.
From DaylilySLP: "Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) peeking in window, to Siamese kitten's (Lily) surprise."
2nd Place with 246 points:
From arctangent: "White-tailed deer with newborn fawn. In the woods, where they belong, they're lovely creatures. When they invade your yard and garden and eat everything in sight, they're pests. They have become invasive in urban settings."
3rd Place with 236 points:
From nstaafl: "Green Iguana, Iguana Iguana, rapidly expanding invasive exotic in the Florida Keys, photographed in Key West, Florida"
Runner Up with 174 points:
From sunkissed: "Cuban Frog in our birdhouse...Central Florida zone 9b. "
Runner Up with 115 points:
From ginger749: "This sight is enough to scare a person to death."
From ckvar: "This is Iggy the iguana. She's over 4 ft long, and likes to sun herself on this palm tree. We live in the Florida Keys (zone 11) but feel like we're in Jurassic Park! They're invasive and prolific here, eating plants, flowers, and digging into seawall structures. They do a lot of damage. Not cute!"