Who Eats a Mile-a-Minute?

Mile-a-minute weed in Frick Park, July 2020 (photo by Kate St. John)

11 August 2022

For 24 days — 5-29 August 2022 — a team of goats and their guard donkey from Allegheny Goatscape are back in Frick Park eating invasive plants.

One of their targets is invasive mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata). It has thorns all over it …

Mile-a-minute weed in fruit (photo by Kate St. John)

.. but the goats eat it anyway. The challenge will be: Can they eat it fast enough?

Learn how mile-a-minute got to North America in the article below. Pennsylvania is involved!

(photos by Kate St. John)

2 thoughts on “Who Eats a Mile-a-Minute?

  1. I saw a White-tailed Deer eating Mile-A-Minute in Frick Park a few months ago. That was one time I was glad to see a deer eating a plant. Of course I don’t know how much of it is part of their diet.

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