Cool Facts About Common Backyard Wildlife

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Learn more about the bizarre and fascinating lives of your wildlife neighbors. Wildlife Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Urban Conservation

Watching Wildlife on Skis

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From the Field Wildlife Outdoor Rec Traveling NaturalistHow to see the wild things on your next ski outing.


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Create Wildlife Habitat Around Your House

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Tips and resources turn your yard into wildlife habitat – without bothering the neighbors. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Plants Restoration

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Reducing the Speed Limit Won’t Make Roads Safer for Wildlife

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Not so fast: reducing speed limits may seem an easy way to reduce wildlife road deaths, but research suggests otherwise. Wildlife Deer TNC Science Urban Conservation

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Wildlife Wall

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Consider creating an attractive wildlife wall to lure them in and keep them happy. gardening green living green living tips wildlife wildlife garden Many beneficial garden insects, such as ladybugs and ground beetles, struggle to find habitats in our neat gardens.

Giving Wildlife Room to Roam in the Face of Climate Change

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Why Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains give wildlife room to roam in the face of climate change. The post Giving Wildlife Room to Roam in the Face of Climate Change appeared first on Cool Green Science. Climate Change Climate TNC Science Wildlife

Possum Terrors and Rediscovering Urban Wildlife

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How a move across the world - and a terrifying possum - helped me rediscover urban wildlife. From the Field Wildlife Traveling Naturalist Urban Conservation

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Move Over, Cicadas: 5 Other Great North American Wildlife Hatchings (and Emergences)

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The post Move Over, Cicadas: 5 Other Great North American Wildlife Hatchings (and Emergences) appeared first on Cool Green Science. Cicadas are in the news, but here are 5 other natural spectacles to catch.

How Does Extreme Winter Weather Affect Wildlife?

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With the recent blizzards, have you wondered how wildlife fares in nasty weather? Wildlife Birds Herps Mammals Nature Pop Top 10Matt Miller offers a look at how creatures from Virginia opossums to non-native reptiles are affected.

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Become a wildlife guardian this autumn

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As birds struggle to survive the autumn chill your garden can become a haven RSPB suggests five easy ways to help, including making wildlife friendly food and leaving out kitchen scraps These simple guidelines can improve your garden birds’ chances of survival throughout the colder months Fiery colours sweeping through parks and woodlands, complete with leaves crunching underfoot, mean autumn is here.

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Welcoming Winter Wildlife


Watching butterflies and birds or spotting a rabbit contribute as … The post Welcoming Winter Wildlife appeared first on Earth 911. Excerpt from: Welcoming Winter Wildlife.

Resolving Wildlife Conflicts Humanely in Urban America

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As cities in the United States continue to grow, wildlife wandering into big cities is becoming more and more common. The best way to remove a snake, though, is to call your local animal control or wildlife control professionals. Animals wildlife conservation wildlife management

Fear the Squirrel: How Wildlife Causes Major Power Outages

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Wildlife Urban ConservationSquirrels may pose a bigger threat to the power grid than cyber-attack.

2019 68

Another wildlife photo

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This is the robins' nest right outside our back door. This is the second batch (?) of babies of the nesting season. I think we might be able to enjoy one more batch (?): Photo Credit: John Whitehead

Make A Home For Wildlife

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You can make a difference for conservation in your own backyard. A new book tells you how. Ideas Our Nature Reads

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World's longest wildlife bridge could become reality across the Mississippi River


A proposal to repurpose the bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois across the Mississippi River into a national park and wildlife crossing has gained traction

Picture of the day: neighborhood wildlife

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Is Your Landscaping Killing Wildlife?

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Snow on the Hoof: How Deer, Elk and Other Western Wildlife Cope in Harsh Winters. Make Your Yard (or School Grounds or Office Building) a Wildlife Haven. Other plants and shrubs can kill wildlife. Many invasive plants may not kill wildlife as dramatically as the Japanese yew, but they actually are even more harmful. Some landscaping plants spread beyond yards and choke out wildlife habitat. You’re watching a deer out your window as it munches on your shrubs.

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Thanks Dad! Five Surprising Ways Wildlife Fathers Play Outsized Roles

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Five stories of unusual wildlife “dads” in honor of Father’s Day. Wildlife Birds Fish Mammals Natural History Top 10

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Think Drones are Bad for Wildlife? These Videos May Change Your Mind

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Drones deservedly have a bad reputation for terrifying wildlife, but it doesn’t have to be that way. From the Field Nature Tech Wildlife Robots, Drones & Infrared TNC Science

2019 78

7 Wildlife Disease You’ve Never Heard Of

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Wildlife diseases are an often-overlooked threat. Wildlife Disease & Parasites Endangered SpeciesWe give you the short details on seven little-known bacteria, fungi or viruses threatening wild species.

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Hilton teams with World Wildlife Fund

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| Green Travel News | Hilton Worldwide, in an effort to reduce its impact on the environment, has forged an alliance with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The initial three-year collaboration also will further WWF’s mission to protect and conserve […] Hilton teams with World Wildlife Fund is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Asia Green Travel News Singapore Xtras ban on shark fin soup Hilton LightStay Singapore green hotel World Wildlife Fund and Hilton

Camera Trap Chronicles: Enjoy a Gallery of Kenyan Wildlife

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Enjoy great images of wildlife large and small captured on camera traps at two Kenya wildlife conservancies. Nature Tech Wildlife Camera Traps Mammals Photography Technology Try This

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Collars or Cameras: How Do Researchers Best Monitor Wildlife?

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Wildlife researchers are increasingly shifting to trail cams to monitor wildlife populations. Nature Tech Wildlife Camera Traps Mammals Research Technology

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Top wildlife destinations in North Africa

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Toubkal National Park certainly makes for one of the best wildlife holidays in North Africa. Consisting mostly of desert vegetation, the place is home to a large variety of wildlife which include the Barbary sheep, a species which is endemic to the region. At the base of Toubkal.

40 infectious photos of wildlife comedians!

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(Photo by Artyom Krivosheev/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016) . Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam tap into animal magnetism to boost support of wildlife conservation. Their second annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is inciting “conservation through competition”, helped by heaps of belly laughs, and the unbelievable images are real. Photo by Gil Gofer/Barcroft Images/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016) .

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10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

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A greater yellowlegs at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System is one of shining stars of United States conservation history, and the refuges in this system offer some world-class nature experiences. Like so many great conservation ideas, the national wildlife refuge began under President Theodore Roosevelt. Most offer great opportunities for birders , wildlife watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Fish and Wildlife Service.

"Wildlife Refuges Boost Home Values" on the 90-Second Naturalist

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"Amenity values of proximity to National Wildlife Refuges: An analysis of urban residential property values."  This research quantifies the property value benefits of National Wildlife Refuges near urban areas on the eastern coast of the U.S.A. This study:  Liu, Xiangping, Laura O. Taylor, Timothy L. Hamilton, and Peter E. Grigelis. "Amenity " Ecological Economics 94 (2013): 37-43. Abstract. This

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Wildlife CSI

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What is Wildlife CSI? How does the local wildlife behave around the compost heap? Wildlife CSI (Compost Scene Investigation) is on the case, and you could be one of their investigators, joining a crack team of sleuths that includes crowbots. Why is Wildlife CSI Important? By classifying the images caught on camera, Wildlife CSI is working to better understand how composting impacts the foraging ecology of wild birds and mammals. Image courtesy of Wildlife CSI.

The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching


Wildlife poaching has grave. It is important to know that the consequences to wildlife are not only devastating; they are also pervasive. Quick Navigation for The Consequences of Wildlife Poaching. What is poaching of wildlife and why it is illegal? What is poaching of wildlife and why is it illegal? Wildlife poaching is the unlawful hunting or capturing of live animals. . Further reading: Should We Treat Illegal Wildlife Trade as a Serious Crime?

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The Ultimate Winter Wildlife Guide: Enjoy and Understand Creatures in the Cold

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A complete resource covering winter bird feeding, winter adventures and the science of winter wildlife. Wildlife Birds Field Notes Fish Herps Mammals Nature + People Nature Pop

2018 78

Plant With Purpose: Benefit Wildlife, the Planet, & You!


By Mary Philips, director, Garden for Wildlife Now is the time to make your yard… The post Plant With Purpose: Benefit Wildlife, the Planet, & You! Read more from the original source: Plant With Purpose: Benefit Wildlife, the Planet, & You! Eco appeared-first benefit-wildlife earth watch garden home & garden make-your planet wildlife yard

10 Great State Parks for Wildlife

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However, many times they’re overlooked by naturalists who view state parks as picnic spots that don’t offer much in the way of wildlife. Across the country, state parks offer some incredible opportunities for birders, natural history enthusiasts and other wildlife buffs. I’ve focused here on state parks I’ve actually visited that are great for wildlife and natural history. It also offers fantastic wildlife viewing. Want more wildlife watching?

Making A Wildlife Habitat From Recycled & Found Materials

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bee hotel bees pollinators wildlife habitatForget all those expensive manufactured solitary bee houses or hedgehog homes, you can make your insect habitat out of scrap materials and old pallets Here is an idea developed by Chris Beardshaw, spotted at Hampton Court Flower Show in 2008. Read more here.

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Can Solar Farms Promote Local Food Security, Wildlife Habitat?


A big concern with large-scale solar farms is the impact … The post Can Solar Farms Promote Local Food Security, Wildlife Habitat? Original post: Can Solar Farms Promote Local Food Security, Wildlife Habitat?

How Will the Polar Vortex Affect Wildlife?

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Many wildlife species, like snowshoe hares, are well adapted to survive cold temperatures. Many wildlife species, of course, are well adapted to thrive in even the coldest of temperatures. While it’s still too early to tell how this week’s weather will affect wildlife, research suggests some species will not fare well. In Florida, species like Burmese pythons and green iguanas can become invasive, posing serious threats to native wildlife.

The Ultimate Guide to Yellowstone Wildlife Viewing

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Everything you need to see great wildlife responsibly in Yellowstone National Park. From the Field Books Mammals Migrations National Parks Travel Traveling Naturalist

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Washington bans wildlife-killing competitions


11, 2020, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to ban the killing of wildlife in contests. This makes Washington the seventh state to ban such contests with the aim to conserve wildlife. Hunting contests have proven detrimental to wildlife populations over the years.

Recovery: The Salvation of Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge

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Invasive rats, goats and even monkeys had overrun the national wildlife refuge, turning it into an ecological wasteland. But there’s hope. From the Field Birds Endangered Species Herps Invasive Species Mammals Native Plants

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Recovery: How Herbicides Can Save Fish and Wildlife

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Many times, the best tool in fighting invasive plants is strategically deployed herbicide. From the Field Invasive Species Plants Restoration

2019 83

Koalas Have 2 Thumbs & Other Weird Australian Wildlife Facts

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So read on for a compilation of some of the wonderful wildlife weirdness from Oz. I spend a lot of time looking at birds, which as far as wildlife goes is a fairly benign taxa. Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammals Weird NatureWhen it comes to biological weirdness, nowhere on earth do things get as collectively bizzare as Australia. Think multi-pronged genitalia, venomous-but-scrotumless platypus, heaps of stupid common names, crazed cassowaries, and multi-vaginaed kangaroos.

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Spring’s Top 10 Wildlife Spectacles

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It’s the perfect time of year for a wildlife road trip. Wildlife watchers are a friendly lot; ask folks where they’re having the best sightings. The National Wildlife Refuge system offers opportunities to view ducks and other wetland wildlife. Traveling Naturalist bats Birding Birds mammals National Parks prairie Protected Areas sage grouse wetlands wildflower wildlife travel Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Dubai exposed as major wildlife trafficking hub [video]

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The United Nations now classifies the illegal trafficking of exotic wildlife as second only in scale to the illegal drug trade, with Dubai emerging as a major smuggling center for the world’s most rarefied creatures. This is a big place for wildlife trafficking,” said Steve Chao, host of the Al Jazeera current affairs program 101 East , which televised an investigative report on poachers in late November.