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Stories from the Youth Conservation Corps members and Student-Ranger-Students working and learning at Kenai Fjords National Park this summer.

Fighting the Insidious Invasion

August 18, 2013 Posted by: Hannah Beutler

We live with yellow flowers blooming in our backyard every summer. Dandelions are just a part of life as we know it. Children play games with them and stain their clothes with the yellow blossom. Something we don't often realize is that these plants are invasive non-native flowers. But if they haven't been here forever, where did they come from?

 

Did You Know?

River Otter

River otters defecate in certain spots to mark their territory. Researchers in Kenai Fjords National Park have discovered that these "latrine sites" enrich the soil, allowing plants to grow in those spots that aren't found anywhere else close by.