New information on WNS, July 2013

New information on WNS, July 2013

Scientists identify key fungal species that help explain mysteries of white nose syndrome Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 – 20:02 in Biology & Nature Dan Lindner, U.S. Forest Service Dan Lindner, U.S. Forest Service U.S. Forest Service researchers have...
We need a more Conscious America!

We need a more Conscious America!

I had visited Alberta, Canada once before, about 10 years ago. I had forgotten how impressed I was with their good environmental choices until my most recent visit back. Just last night I returned once again from Alberta: specifically, Edmonton, Calgary, and the Banff...
How do dogs help penguins?

How do dogs help penguins?

How Dogs Help Protect Threatened Species By Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) A sheepdog can help protect penguinsIn 2005, the Little Penguin population of Australia’s Middle Island dropped to fewer than 10 birds. When volunteers began keeping records in the...
Birds Hitting Windows

Birds Hitting Windows

LIVING LIGHTLY: FLYING CLEAR   © Bigstock Exhausted at the end of a 1,200-mile journey from South America, a male indigo bunting descends slowly toward what looks like an inviting tree in a lush backyard. Then, thwack! He hits a window that’s reflecting a tree...

White-Nose Syndrome Trial

  Retired military bunkers used as artificial bat hibernacula at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge in Maine (April 9, 2013) In an effort to address mortality rates of little brown bats, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Department of...
Palm Oil….What’s the Big Deal?

Palm Oil….What’s the Big Deal?

Large buyers of palm oil — including the Girl Scouts, Dunkin’ Donuts and Sara Lee — are responding to environmental and wildlife concerns about the product’s use. But experts believe many animal populations are still negatively affected by palm oil...

Benefits of Environmental Education

Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan approved by Kentucky Board of Education Press Release from the Education Cabinet Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan approved by Kentucky Board of Education   FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2011)The Kentucky Board of Education today...
Getting Rid of Skunks

Getting Rid of Skunks

Do you have skunks under your deck or porch? In Kentucky, March is the time to send them on their way (IF you have dogs and don’t want them there). If you wait much longer, moms will have her tiny babies there. You can’t get rid of babies like you can...
Killer Cats

Killer Cats

Behind Cute Face, A Cold-Blooded Killer: Study Finds Cats Kill Billions Of Animals by EYDER PERALTA January 29, 2013 6:52 PM Emma looks out from her cage at a pet trade show in Dresden, Germany. Maybe that New Zealand environmentalist we told you about — the one who...

Unusual animal friends

This true story is from a wildlife rehabber named Brenda. I love this story. Most wild opossums and domestic ones too, live well with cats. Of course it depends on the cats and opossums. If they are aggressive animals –they won’t get along at all. However,...