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Enjoy bird-watching? Volunteer for an important survey.

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Enjoy bird-watching? Volunteer for an important survey.

 

If you enjoy bird-watching, you might be interested in participating in the annual North American Breeding Bird Survey. The NBBS website states, “Each spring over 2500 skilled amateur birders and professional biologists volunteer to participate in the North American BBS.”

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It's time to dig tender bulbs for storing over winter.

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It's time to dig tender bulbs for storing over winter.

 

Winter will be here before you know it. If you have tender bulbs in the ground, you’d better dig them soon to store indoors. They won’t survive freezing temperatures. Here's how.

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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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Wildflowers Help Fruit and Vegetable Pollinators

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Wildflowers Help Fruit and Vegetable Pollinators

 

Karla Arboleda recently published an article in Vegetable and Specialty Crop News, Wildflowers Help Watermelon Pollinators. In it, she reports, on conclusions reached by Miriam Jenkins, a graduate of Clemson University’s Wildlife and Fisheries Biology program. "For greater fruit quantity and quality, growers can use wildflowers to attract watermelon pollinators."

 

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After The Storm - Birding Opportunities You Won't Believe

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After The Storm - Birding Opportunities You Won't Believe

 

As much as we hate them, hurricanes can make a bird-watcher’s dream come true. Powerful winds send birds from distant locations far north along coastlines, or even inland. You might even find some rare species from Africa or the Caribbean in your own backyard. So, get outdoors and scout for birds before the wind dies down!

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