fire ants http://wlrn.org en Add 'Crazy Ants' To Growing List Of Florida Invasive Species http://wlrn.org/post/add-crazy-ants-growing-list-florida-invasive-species <p>The <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/some-health-risks-eating-giant-african-land-snail" target="_blank">giant African land snail</a> has competition in the "strange and destructive little invasive species" department. A <a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10530-013-0463-6" target="_blank">report </a>released last month by University of Texas scientists shows that "crazy ants" are "invading the southeastern United States and Texas" -- including Florida.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14600 at http://wlrn.org Add 'Crazy Ants' To Growing List Of Florida Invasive Species Here's One Way To Help The Almost-Extinct Grasshopper Sparrow: Kill Fire Ants http://wlrn.org/post/heres-one-way-help-almost-extinct-grasshopper-sparrow-kill-fire-ants <p>Fire ants are notorious Florida invasives, leaving a trail of painful welts and blisters in their wake. Those pesky exotic intruders also happen to be a serious threat to some of the state's most vulnerable endemic species. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:01:56 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11219 at http://wlrn.org Here's One Way To Help The Almost-Extinct Grasshopper Sparrow: Kill Fire Ants