by Robert Barossi
The “invaders” are invasive species and they are becoming more and more widespread all the time. Climate change is not helping matters, pushing and changing the boundaries of where species can live and thrive. This story out of Rhode Island details a number of ways that volunteers in southern New England are taking part in the struggle to hold back or eliminate invasive species. As the title suggests, it often takes “patience and creativity,” two of the many attributes volunteers bring to the ongoing efforts to deal with a problem that can seem insurmountable.