Asian Milfoil

Milfoil Fragment

Eurasian milfoil species are not native to our state, and they are very difficult to control once they become fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation, whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location.

 

Milfoil Chokes WaterwaysMilfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. In our area, however, milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day.

How did exotic milfoil become established in New York? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.

 

News & Events 7/15/2016

China City Update

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New Clubhouse Gallery

As part of the Clubhouse front room renovation, we are creating a Yankee Lake Photo Gallery. The theme for the 2016 Gallery will be Yankee Lake Sunrises and Sunsets. Please click this link: Sunset Gallery, to send high resolution photos for matting and framing for our new gallery!


Black Bear

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Local News 8/4/2016

First evidence of sleep in flight

For the first time, researchers have discovered that birds can sleep in flight. Together with an international team of colleagues, Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen measured the brain activity of frigatebirds...

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