Modern humans created a list of “invasive species”. An invasive species is a species that was introduced to an environment, often by humans. Meaning, it is not native to a particular area of land or body of water and as a result has damaged it. The environment has no natural predators or resources to manage the non native species. It takes over the environment and chokes out other native species. It becomes a super organism. I have often wondered why “modern humans” are not on this list as we are the most invasive to both land and water by polluting, over harvesting, and changing the scape to them both. Capitalism is in service to this super organism. This series explores how modern humans are an invasive species and how we need to change our consumption and waste behaviors.
In contrast to the “foreign invasive species” are the “native invasive species”. These are the weeds, flowers, and trees indigenous to North America. Often these are invasive to cultured gardens. I find these plants most interesting as they have grit and are tolerant of different conditions. They are often eradicated from the land, marginalized to small areas, and replaced by non native garden variety. While I am impressed with human intelligence to transform environments, I cannot help to also see another intelligence lost or at odds.
More works to come.