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Invasive Species Action Month

We encourage you to join local events and learn more about the invasive plants and animals that are causing concern in your community - bcinvasivesmonth.com learn more »

Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Photo Gallery

Thank you to the many volunteer photographers from across BC for offering your talent, time, and amazing photos to the ISC gallery! To ensure proper acknowledgement of photographers, we do not offer our photos to be freely downloaded. Please preview the images and email your requests to our communications coordinator at communications@bcinvasives.ca. We will be in touch as soon as possible to help fulfill your request.

If you have some great images to share, we would love to add them to the gallery! This gallery is a shared resource that is used mainly by invasive species managers and others who are helping to raise awareness of invasive species. Thank you again for your contributions. We hope you find this photo gallery helpful - keep checking back for updates!