Elissa and Julia live in Florida where the melaleuca tree is taking over their beloved Everglades. Melaleuca originates in Australia, but when the trees were brought back to Florida, they started growing like crazy. As a result, the melaleuca overgrowth is choking out other native plants and destroying the habitat for the animals that call it home. To save the Everglades and its creatures, scientists introduced an Australian bug called a weevil. The weevil eats melaleucas and researchers hope that the bugs' feeding habits will slow down the habitat's takeover.
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