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Texas' Natural Habitat at Risk Due to Spread of Invasive Species
From a distance, the island in Lake Houston looks like a lush, pristine piece of Native Texas - a rare place where the land and the life on and around it ebb and flow in natural progression, insulated from outside influences by the water that has surrounded the 5 acres or so for more than 60 years.

But that illusion vanishes with a closer look. As is the case in so much of Texas, the island and the wild things on and around it live in a world changed, changing and, in some cases, seriously threatened by non-native plants and animals introduced and spread by people. And people - Texans - are the only ones who can begin solving the problem, starting with avoiding behaviors that spread the worst of the nearly 1,000 non-native species now found in the state.


 
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