What is and Invasive Species?
According to the State of Michigan an invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to Michigan's economy, environment, or human health.
"Many non-native species in Michigan, including fruits, vegetables, field crops, livestock and domestic animals, are important to our economy and lifestyle. Most non-native species are not harmful and may provide economic benefits. Invasive species cause harm when they out-compete native species by reproducing and spreading rapidly in areas where they have no natural predators and change the balance of the ecosystems we rely on."
Newest Invaders to Look Out for
You may know about many of the common invasive species, but these invaders are new ones that if caught early enough might be able to be stopped!