You can see and learn more about plants and animals which are now in British Columbia but didn’t start here by visiting The Exploration Place in Prince George between now and April 23.
“The exhibit came to us from the Royal B.C. Museum,” says deputy director Amanda Tisseur. “It’s actually doing a tour of the province this year, and heads to Kitimat next.”
Tisseur says some of the species, such as starlings, were deliberately introduced to new areas, while others were accidental.
“A lot of the plants and weeds were probably introduced when someone had some seeds stuck to them when they came back from somewhere else.”
Before the exhibit came to The Exploration Place, Tisseur had seen information on the Royal B.C. Museum’s website, but “I didn’t know what to expect when the boxes showed up.”
“I’ve worked with the Northwest Invasive Plant Council on having a display on what people should know about invasive plants and how to control them.”
Aliens Among Us runs until April 23 on the second floor of The Exploration Place.