written by Christy Peterson and posted on one of my favorite websites Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens
Much of the material I write is ultimately intended for kids. “Native” and “invasive” are deceptively simple words that describe complex concepts. I know many of you are working hard to create habitat with native plants in their yard. You might find yourself in the position of sharing the concepts of “native” and “invasive” with children or curious neighbors. I thought I’d share how I explain these ideas to students.
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