CONCENTRATE and Find the Weeds
Although they may look pretty, many non-native plants are actually invasive weeds that quickly establish thick stands, choke out native plants and threaten habitats.
Play our concentration game and see if you can match up these invasive "villains" to reveal an important message!
Important note: You'll need to be able to view "Flash" animations to run the game. It also may not display properly in the Netscape browser.
To play the game:
- Click on a card to turn it over, revealing a picture of one of the invasive plants.
- Try to find the second card that matches the first.
- If the second card does not match, both cards return to a face down position.
- If they do match, the cards turn to reveal part of the background picture.
Developed by Florida State University's Science Education Department in cooperation with the BLM to engage middle school students in learning about invasive plants and animals. Includes a colorful and informative field guide to the top 20 most troublesome plant and animal species, an invasive plant control game, videos offering basic background information, and an educator's guide.
BLM Learning Landscapes: Invasive Species
BLM's Learning Landscapes has extensive background information, posters and activities about non-native invasive plants or weeds. Includes BLM state offices with local weed information.
BLM Invasive Plants Website
Serves both as a gateway (with links to other BLM and non-BLM invasive plant sites) and provides general information (Such as the BLM National Strategy, "Weeds Wanted" posters, Frequently Asked Questions, and more).
Center for Invasive Plant Management
An information clearinghouse in partnership with federal, state, and county agencies; private industry, foundations, universities, and landowners.