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Wilde presents on invasive plant hydrilla

Hydrilla plant forms a dense mat in the water.

Everybody hates an uninvited guest.

Affiliate Susan Wilde recently spoke to a group of Adirondack conservationists, managers and researchers about the the invasive plant hydrilla. The aquatic species is making its way toward the Adirondacks and hosts a cyanobacterium toxic to eagles and other wildlife.

Wilde described the cyanobacterium and neurotoxin several years ago, calling it Aetokthonos hydrillicola, Greek and Latin for “eagle killer, living on hydrilla.”

Read more about Wilde’s talk on the two species here.