Other activities and resources

Browse the links below to catch up on all the activities and releases during Invasive Species Week 2021. We'll be adding to the page throughout the week, please  if you have a suggestion for activities to add. 

NNSS webinars and videos

Webinar: Biological recording (external link)
Webinar: Wildlife friendly gardening with non-invasive plants (external link)
Webinar: Why are bees so important and how can we help protect them from Asian hornet? (external link)

Read

Blogs

Invasive Species Week (external link). North Wales Wildlife Trust. Added 29/5.

Conservationist Lucy shares her research in Invasive Species Week (external link) Hartpury University. Added 28/05.

Biosecurity in action: how effective is hot water pressurised spray to prevent the spread of INNS? (external link). Wildlife and Countryside Link. Added 28/5.

Salmon Fluke (external link). Missing Salmon Alliance. Added 28/5.

INNS impacts on the UK's offshore islands (external link). Wildlife and Countryside Link. Added 28/5.

Protecting seabirds from invasive predators (external link). Scottish Seabird Centre. Added 28/5.

The smothering impacts of Didemnum vexillum (external link). Marine Scotland. Added 28/5.

The untamed shrew (external link). The Mammal Society. Added 28/5.

Cats as invasive species (external link). The Mammal Society. Added 28/5.

Edible dormouse (Glis glis) (external link). The Mammal Society. Added 28/5.

What do mink do to water voles? (external link). The Mammal Society. Added 28/5.

Smart mink traps (external link). The Mammal Society. Added 28/5.

Pink Salmon sightings in Scotland - what to do and why it is important to report (external link). Fisheries Management Scotland. Added 25/5. 

INNS paddler survey published (external link).
British Canoeing Blog. Added 25/5.

Britain’s deer species (external link). The Mammal Society. Added 25/5.

Launch of a new strategy to tackle invasive floating pennywort (external link). Wildlife Link. Added 25/5.

Invasive Species Week (external link). North Wales Wildlife Trust. Added 25/5. 

It's Invasive Species Week (external link). British Canoeing. Added 25/5.

Invasive Species Week 2021 (external link). APHA Science Blog. Added 24/5.

War on Zebra Mussels: meet the tiny shellfish trying to overtake your water supply (external link). Bristol Water. Added 24/5.

Tackling Invasive Non-native Species (external link) Wildlife Link. Added 24/5.

Tackling Invasive Species - Canal Users (external link). Canal & River Trust. Added 24/5.

Invasive Herpetofauna in the UK (external link). Helen Tedds. Added 24/5.

Press

It's time to protect Scotland from alien invasions (external link). NatureScot in the Herald. Added 24/5.

Sheep v giant hogweed: The woolly warriors fighting Scotland’s most dangerous plant (external link). Scottish Invasive Species Initiative in the Press & Journal. Added 24/5.

Scientific papers


Options for the control of Dikerogammarus villosus (killer shrimp) and other invasive amphipods (external link). Cefas. Added 24/5.

Watch

Short clips

Preventing the spread of invasive species across Yorkshire (external link). Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Yorkshire Water. Added 28/5.

Be Plant Wise (external link). Biodiversity Data Centre Ireland. Added 28/5.

Check Clean Dry (external link). Canal & River Trust. Added 28/5.

What are invasive non-native species? (external link) GB NNSS. Added 24/5.

Zebra mussels impacting on the water supply (external link).
Bristol Water. Added 24/5.

Aquatic invasive species in waterways across the West Midlands (external link). Canal & River Trust. Added 24/5.

Marine invasive non-native species (external link). Marine Scotland. Added 24/5.

Hunt the skunk! A film about American skunk cabbage. Fleet Pond Society. Added 24/5.

Sheep v giant hogweed: Meet the woolly warriors fighting Scotland’s most dangerous plant (external link). Scottish Invasive Species Initiative in the Press & Journal. Added 24/5.

Longer videos

Protecting seabirds on the Shiants (external link) RSPB Scotland. Added 28/5.

Wildlife friendly gardening with non-invasive plants (external link). NNSS webinar with Coventry University. Added 28/5.

Biological recording – how your nature sightings can help scientists working on non-native species issues (external link). NNSS webinar with Professor Helen Roy. Added 28/5.

Why are bees so important and how can we help protect them from Asian hornet? (external link) NNSS webinar with the National Bee Unit. Added 26/5. 

Underwater alien plants (external link). PCA. Added 25/5.

Horizon scanning for invasive non-native species (external link). NNSS webinar with Professor Helen Roy. Added 24/5.

Take part

Quizzes and games

Play a crayfish game (external link).
Jack Daniels. Added 25/5.

Invasive Species Bingo (external link). Tyne Rivers Trust. Added 24/5.

Invasive Species Quiz (external link). Colne Valley Park. Added 24/5.

Visits and volunteering

Visit a new bench installed on Bude Canal (external link) by South West Water to raise awareness of zebra mussel. Added 25/5.

Visit an invasive species virtual trail (external link) from Mersey Rivers Trust, BEACON and the Bollin Valley Partnership at Chancel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4AA. 

Sign up for 'Balsam bashing' (external link) later this summer with Lincs Rivers Trust. Added 24/5.

Educational materials

Invasive plants guide. Field Studies Council. Added 28/5.

Free ID sheets for over 60 species.

Be Plant Wise guidance for gardeners.

Check Clean Dry guidance for anglers, paddlers and boaters. 

Find fantastic resources for children in this Alien Detectives (external link) kit from the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative. Added 25/5.

Biological recording

All non-native species records can be submitted via iRecord (external link).

There are a number of specific apps and recording schemes:

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