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It is difficult to warn people about each individual species of invasive that can arrive in your favourite natural area.  The best approach is to realize that there are "pathways" by which invasives are moved.  The OIPC has created some valuable materials to assist you in informing people about how to prevent the transportation of invasive plants.  Examples include the following colouring book and the Look Before You Leave campaign materials.

Introducing the Invader Raiders! The OIPC's Superheroes!

Learn more in our Activity and Colouring Book.

activity book cover

Feel free to download and print the booklet. Just click on the above picture!

 

 

Look Before you Leave! posters

 

camping poster    boater poster   lbyl biker poster   hike poster



Look Before You Leave! presents: 24 for 24


Invasive species may be joining you on vacation.  The OIPC is profiling one invasive species every day for 24 days leading up to the May 2-4 long weekend.  Check this page daily for new updates!


Invasive Species #1 is Dog-strangling Vine

dsv cartoon


Invasive Species #2 is Garlic Mustard

garlic mustard cartoon


Invasive Species #3 is Rusty Crayfish

rusty crayfish cartoon


Invasive Species #4 is Zebra and Quagga Mussels

mussels cartoon


Invasive Species #5 is Yellow Flag Iris

 yellow iris cartoon


Invasive Species #6 is Buckthorn

buckthorn catoon


Invasive Species #7 is Goby

goby

 

 

Invasive Species #8 Emerald ash borer

eab cartoon


Invasive Species #9 Periwinkle

periwinkle cartoon


Invasive Species #10 is Japanese Knotweed

japanese knotweed cartoon


Invasive Species #11 is Goutweed

goutweed cartoon

All cartoons drawn by Maureen Shelleau.  For more information or to check out her site go to www.offthedocktoons.com

Invasive Species #12 is Invasive Grasses: Phragmites and Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis and M. sacchariflorus)

invasive grasses cartoon


Invasive Species #13 is Flowering Rush

flowering rush cartoon


Invasive Species #14 is Asian long-horned beetle

alhb cartoon


Invasive Species #15 is Giant Hogweed

giant hogweed cartoon


Invasive Species #16 is Water Soldier

water soldier cartoon


Invasive Species #17 is Spiny Water Flea

spiny water flea


Invasive Species #18 is European Earwigs

earwig cartoon


Invasive Species #19 is Invasive Honeysuckles

honeysuckle cartoon

 

 

Invasive Species #20 is Himalayan Balsam

himalayan balsam cartoon

 

All cartoons drawn by Maureen Shelleau.  For more information or to check out her site go to www.offthedocktoons.com


Invasive Species #21 is European Frogbit

european frogbit

Invasive Species #22 is Norway Maple

Norway Maple

Invasive Species #23 is Earthworms

Earthworms

Invasive Species #24 is The European Fire Ant

European fire ant

All cartoons drawn by Maureen Shelleau.  For more information or to check out her site go to www.offthedocktoons.com

 

Cottagers, trail users and outdoor recreationists can all help to prevent the spread of invasive species, by following the suggestions listed here:


Click here to listen/download the Look Before You Leave Public Service Announcement