Gold with Blue Skies

2019 Town of Olds Website Photo Contest Winner

"Gold with Blue Skies" by Laura Neaves

What we see in this photo artistically captured by Laura Neaves is a plant called Phragmites - an erect, aquatic or riparian, perennial grass native to Eurasia and introduced to North America for erosion control and as an ornamental plant.  Common aquaculture plants can become invasive if they are not native to Alberta.  Wind and water can spread seeds and plant fragments beyond your garden, which creates new populations that can dominate ecosystems and ruin habitat for native species.  
For more information or to report invasive species, call: 1-855-336-BOAT (2628), Alberta Government and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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