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Black squirrel in France?

I saw a nearly jet black squirrel in ardeche today, carolinensis have invaded the UK and Italy, however I didn't find news about their arrival in France. Was that black squirrel really a Canadian ...
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What is the name of the bug that emerging from a wood chip like cocoon?

We found it on the wall of a home at West Palm Beach Florida. Is this a kind of infestation or a sick tree near the house fall on the wall?
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Examples of humans intentionally introducing non-native species where everything went well?

It's easy to find examples of humans introducing non-native species to solve some problem (e.g. for food, to control the population of a pest), but later regretting it as the introduced species upsets ...
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Should corn be considered an invasive species in the Midwest?

Per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) an invasive species is defined as: non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration whose introduction causes or is likely to ...
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what is the poison in chinaberry?

I was trying to look up what the poison in Chinaberry is, however, with the exception of a couple related compounds was able to find no information on the poison. What chemical makes up the Chinaberry ...
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Taking care of Birds: Unwanted species scaring away a less common one from a birdhouse

Near my house, I have set up a birdhouse, which has become home to a pair of Oriental Magpie Robins. They are not a common species in Delhi, India, and are generally shy of human interaction and avian ...
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Do camels pose an environmental threat to kangaroos?

Camels, once used for transport across the Australian outback, were set free, and are reproducing at an uncontrolled rate in the empty interior of Australia. Do the ecosystems of camels and ...
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Do invasive species survive in the long run?

If an invasive species preys on native species, spreads widely and becomes dominant, should it not become extinct soon enough because of a lack of food?
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Is there any documented case in which floating substances led to the introduction of a new species?

Floating substances in the marine or freshwater environment often carry hitch hiking organisms. It is argued that many species may use this dispersal vector to reach new habitats, however to my ...