iNatting on Roosevelt Island -- lots of introduced species and invasive species!

Six days after my last visit, I went to Roosevelt island again. In my neighborhood before I left, I saw Sibthorp's Pennywort introduced from Southeast Asia, and the pretty Thyme-leaved Speedwell, which is introduced from Europe, and which today was all in flower.

Then on Roosevelt island I had to get off the Red Bus a bit further south than I had planned to, and as a result, I happened to notice examples of the Broad-leaved Helleborine, an invasive orchid species from Europe and Asia, in two different places: a flower bed in "Manhattan Park", and also in a wild patch by the roadside a bit further north than that.

In the Community Garden I was happy that I got to photograph lots of Miquel's Mazus, native to Japan and China, an invasive plant that I saw on my last visit here, but which I had not photographed until now.

I need to tell the community gardeners that they have the Red Lily Leaf Beetle, native to parts of Europe and Asia. It is an invasive pest that the gardeners should try to control as best as they can, as it absolutely devours all species of Lilium, and unfortunately the beetleis spreading like crazy in our part of the northeast.

I also took more images of the Bukhara fleeceflower, an introduction from Asia. In one of the small ponds in the community garden was the Water Foreget-me-not, which is an introduction from Europe.

The Barley Powdery Mildew fungus was a new-to-me species.

I got to see the Tuxedo cat again in the exact same place that it was in last Sunday. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/163041093
If I see it a third time I may try to give it a kitty treat and also try to pet it. It looks friendly.

On this visit however, we did not see the Groundhog or the Fowlers Toad.

Posted on 27 May, 2023 22:41 by susanhewitt susanhewitt

Observations

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Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:43 PM EDT

Description

On a Plantago leaf.

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What

Thyme-leaved Speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 11:51 AM EDT

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What

Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 11:53 AM EDT

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What

Broad-leaved Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:32 PM EDT

Description

The Weedy Invasive Orchid.

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What

Barley Powdery Mildew (Blumeria graminis)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:35 PM EDT

Description

Powdery Mildew on the leaves of a species of grass.

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-leaved Helleborine (Epipactis helleborine)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:37 PM EDT

Description

The weedy invasive orchid.

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What

Red Nail Gall Mite (Eriophyes tiliae)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:37 PM EDT

Description

On small-leaf linden

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What

Russian-Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:43 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Russian-Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:44 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Russian-Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:47 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Miquel's Mazus (Mazus miquelii)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:49 PM EDT

Description

Invasive.

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What

Miquel's Mazus (Mazus miquelii)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:53 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Water Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpioides)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 02:56 PM EDT

Description

Growing in one of the little ponds in the community garden.

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What

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:08 PM EDT

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Trailing Pearlwort (Sagina decumbens)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:09 PM EDT

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What

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:15 PM EDT

Description

Can be invasive.

Photos / Sounds

What

Lily Leaf Beetle (Lilioceris lilii)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:19 PM EDT

Description

A mating pair. A serious pest and very invasive.

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:23 PM EDT

Description

1st or second instar.

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What

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:24 PM EDT

Description

Maybe the second instar.

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What

Russian-Vine (Fallopia baldschuanica)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:33 PM EDT

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What

Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:36 PM EDT

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What

Ribbed Melilot (Melilotus officinalis)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:37 PM EDT

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What

Domestic Cat (Felis catus)

Observer

susanhewitt

Date

May 27, 2023 03:38 PM EDT

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