Tag: habitat restoration

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Black-Footed Ferrets

They’re cute and cuddly, but nearly went extinct. Follow scientists in South Dakota as they capture black-footed ferrets to help save them.

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Book Review of “Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History”

Paraphrasing a reader: “A wonderful book on coyotes, which covers several broad themes: coyote resilience, coyote individualism, coyote biology (including a little evolution, the science of which is easily understood), coyotes and people (in the

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Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 9

Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 9

Nothing is as peaceful as elk country. The sounds of nature and bugling elk ringing in the landscapes are the perfect getaway from your day. This video will provide you exactly what you need –

Researchers: 80 Percent Drop in Butterflies in North Florida

Researchers: 80 Percent Drop in Butterflies in North Florida

Quoting the article below,” …researchers believe two major factors could be responsible. Milkweed is the favorite food of young monarchs, and its availability has been sharply reduced by development and by glyphosate (Roundup®), an herbicide

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Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

“Of course glyphosate is in Cheerios: It’s in everything. Because grape growers use Roundup® (glyphosate) to suppress weeds between vines, most wine has glyphosate residue – as does beer. Cotton growers use it to defoliate

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The Rules that Govern Life on Earth – with Sean B Carroll

The author of ‘The Serengheti Rules’ has shown that in order to be healthy, grasslands need (1) keystone grazers, (2) many prey species and (3) many predators. In this 50-minute video he explains these ideas

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What We Know About Mule Deer Subspecies

Far-West Texas is home to the Desert Mule Deer, one of eleven subspecies of Odocoileus hemionus. Though larger than the Texas whitetail, Texas’ mule deer are smaller than their northern cousins. For many reasons, far-West

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Guadalupe County Begins Feral Hog Bounty Program

Feral pigs would be valuable assets for  landowners if we went back to the rules that applied until 30 years ago, which allowed feral pigs to be sold into the commercial food chain. Imagine getting

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Notable & Quotable: Unsubsidized Farming Works in New Zealand

After 80 years of subsidies  –  paid primarily to the agro-giants  –  most ranchers and farmers accept as a matter of faith that farming and ranching is unprofitable and unsustainable as a business without government

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Book Review – “In the Shadow of the Carmens: Afield with a Naturalist in the Northern Mexican Mountains”

A reader comments, “It’s like getting a personal tour of a spectacular area that not everyone gets to see. Chapter after chapter, the author put me there with her. You might think it would be