Native to Eurasia, purple loosestrife is a tall invasive plant with magenta-colored flowers that adapts to wetland areas. Once established, the plant begins to compete with native plants reducing natural habitats for waterfowl and other species...
The Red-winged Blackbird is found throughout the most of the US. During summer they can be found near wetlands, marshes and rivers.
For more information about this species visit http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i4980id.html
Jack Fillio oral history transcript as conducted by Dorothe Norton. Jack Fillio also worked at Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey before it combined with Barnegat to form the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.