Okanagans Most Unwanted

The Himilayan blackberry & Small Mouth Bass Have Escaped

Project by Avery Cyr

Invasive Species

An invasive species is defined as an organism (plant, animal, fungus, or bacterium) that is not native, and has negative affect on the economy. Invasive plants and animals are the second greatest threat to biodiversity after habitat loss.

The Himilayan blackberry scientific name is Rubus Armeniacus, and the common name is Himilayan blackberry. The small mouth bass scientific name is Micropterus Dolomieu., and the common name is small mouth bass. The Himilayan balckberry has a red thorny stem, with white and pink flowers. A smallmouthbass can be described to have a very large mouth despite the name, and is a oval shape body.

Smallmouth Bass Unwanted!

The small mouth bass is found in clear water especially streams and rivers. They like cold water and may be found in running water. There haven't been any recent sighting lately. They landed on Vancouver island, and came from Africa. They do bad to the ecosystem by eating small fish, which makes them pretty high on the food chain. The Small mouth bass do reproduce when they are 2-4 years old. Largemouth bass often start their nests by sweeping a thin layer of soft muck off the pond bottom.
Largemouth Bass Sight Fishing Clear Water Gopro Footage

Himalayan Blackberry Unwanted!

Himalayan Blackberry can be found in wastelands, forests, road sides, river flats. A recent sighting has been in Jade Williams backyard. It came from Europe, and introduced to pacific coast in 1945. They grow rapidly, and canes are around 3m high and 12m long. Blackberry canes can only live up to 2 years.
Himalayan Blackberry

What Is The Government Doing To Stop Them?

For the Himalayan blackberry there aren't doing anything to stop them, but you can stop them from growing by putting a bag or tarp over top of them so they don't get air. F

For the Small mouth bass they are not letting them into weedy areas so they can't reproduce.