Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Okay but do they eat buckmoths?

Just when the regular assortment of Louisiana plagues (termites, caterpillars, nutria, snails, hogs.. do palmetto bugs even count?) was beginning to feel tiresome, nature.. or I guess... Audubon... found a way
The invasive Cuban treefrog, whose secretions can burn skin and eyes, and which can outcompete native Louisiana treefrogs, has established a breeding colony in Audubon Zoo and The Fly that is not likely to be eradicated and could spread to the state's coastal wetlands with potentially devastating impact, according to researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey and the zoo.
Great. Something else that can fall out of a tree and sting you. Thanks, Ron Forman. 
The zoo had imported palm trees and other plant materials from Florida that year for its Asian exhibit, elephant exhibit and gator run area, "and we surmised they might have come in with the landscape material shipments," said Joel Hamilton, vice president and general curator for the zoo, and a co-author of the paper. "But we don't know for sure."
All that's left to do now is figure out how to get them in the cookbook. 

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