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Who's afraid of the big, bad coywolf?

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Who's afraid of the big, bad coywolf?
There was a time when wolves were generally feared. They roamed wild across continents. Travelers feared for their own safety. Herders feared for their flocks. As marauders, wolves were ensconced in history, legend, and popular stories.

They were hunted relentlessly. Now these shy and reclusive creatures are seldom encountered, except in remote wilderness areas.

Not so with their relative - the coyote. While shy, coyotes are not so withdrawn, more comfortable with life at the edge of human civilization, or closer.

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If You Catch A Snakehead Fish, Kill It

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If You Catch A Snakehead Fish, Kill It

 

There's no gentle way to say this. If you catch a snakehead fish, kill it. That's the word put out on the street by the USDA and various state agencies.

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After The Storm - Insects In Your Garden

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After The Storm - Insects In Your Garden

 

When Hurricane Irma blew through the Southeast in 2017, the region’s agriculture was affected in various ways. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension entomologist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, pointed out that the storm could have unexpected consequences for farmers. It stands to reason that not only farmers would be affected, but gardeners, as well.

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Natural Areas Give Stink Bug Enemies Places To Hide

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Natural Areas Give Stink Bug Enemies Places To Hide

 

The brown marmorated stink bug from Asia began invading the United States in the 1990s. Samurai wasps are from the same region of Asia as the stink bugs, and are the stink bugs' natural enemies. It appears that samurai wasp populations increase when natural areas around the margins of croplands are allowed to proliferate, thus providing hiding places for the wasps to hide.

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Tis The Season For Lyme Disease

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Tis The Season For Lyme Disease
You've got to be aware of the danger of Lyme disease. It's carried by deer ticks, and deer ticks are active during warmer weather in many parts of the country.

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