Himalayan blackberries are an invasive blackberry shrub on the island. It’s a given, that pails full can be picked for free along The Goose, roadsides and backyards. In the parks, invasive species are removed to help native plants and animals live, to live without becoming a rare species or endangered species. Around the nesting areas of the western painted turtles, Himalayan blackberries shrubs, thick thistle and dense grassy patches cover the flat, open sandy grounds turtles love to nest in. Today, we removed the invasive species however, a local eco-artist is transforming the pesky invasive plant into eco-art.