Global Category: invasive ants

Imported roses pose very high risks to Australia because the layered petals provide many hiding places for invasive insects. Photo: anncapictures | Pixabay

Pests in the petals

Australia’s love affair with imported fresh flowers runs the risk of introducing deadly insect invaders into the country, warns Tim Low.

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Queensland election scorecard: Policy commitments on yellow crazy ants, feral deer and weeds.

Qld Election: Crazy ants, feral deer and rampant weeds

The Invasive Species Council today released its scorecard on where Queensland political parties stand when it comes to protecting the state from invasive yellow crazy ants, feral deer and rampant environmental weeds. “Queensland is a real battleground in the fight against environmentally destructive invasive ants, feral deer and weeds, and

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A volunteer clears out gorse with the Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare group.


We’ve compiled a list of Bushcare, Landcare and Coastcare groups across Australia to help you connect with locals working on weeds.

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Gamba grass has been found in Kakadu. Photo: Pen Ash | Pixabay

Gamba grass

Gamba grass was declared a weed by both the Queensland and Northern Territory governments thanks to our efforts.

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Blackberry. Photo: Matthew Baker

Weedy garden escapees

The majority of Australia’s weeds have been introduced deliberately, and most of them have escaped from gardens (garden escapees), doing terrible damage to our natural environment.

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