I’ve spoken often about the impact that our ever-more-connected human world has on our native plant and animal species. In the case of invasive species, human efforts to connect to new lands and new people can result in the introduction of a plant, animal, or insect that can often produce devastating consequences for native species. The battle against invasive species is real, and environmental education organizations like Irvine Nature Center are on the front lines.
For some invasive plants in particular, the best way to beat them is to eat them. This is especially true for garlic mustard, an invasive plant that you can find throughout our area.