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The serenity and beauty we see when we walk through a park or nature sanctuary mask a fierce, relentless battle for food, water, and life-giving sunlight—and the victors take no prisoners. Whether it’s a fragrant Japanese honeysuckle, a sticky sack of certain insect eggs, or half-inch, striped zebra mussels, invasive species—non-native species that thrive in our ecosystem—threaten the plants, insects, and animals that are native to Western New York.

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Great Lakes Center

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Science and Mathematics Complex 319
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4329 •  Fax: (716) 878-6644

greatlakes@buffalostate.edu