Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanks for Nothing, New York City

Hi friends.  I have a new post up on Slate, where I blame New York City for all the environmental ills of the nation.  Good times.

As a Birdist Bonus, I got to thinking about other famous invasive introduction sites.  Below is a map (click here if the points aren't showing up) showing, to the extent I could figure out, the spots around the country where exotic species were first introduced.  If you've got additions or suggestions, please let me know!


Michael Olsen said...

An additional species, which seems not to have survived into the 21st century, was the Crested Myna, released in Vancouver, B.C., in the 1890s. Also, the House Sparrow was helped by introductions (after New York) in Quebec City, Que., and Halifax, N.S. Finally, the place where the Rock Dove/Pigeon was introduced in North America seems unclear. Some sources say Port Royal, while others say Jamestown, Va., or Plymouth, Mass.

Katrina said...

Purple Swamphens were introduced in Pembroke Pines, Florida in the early 1990s.

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