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Invasive Bush is killing Waxwings! Last April, Decatur resident Charles Reid found a flock of dead cedar waxwings outside of Decatur High School’s front entrance.

Chestnut-sides Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica. Birds of North America Field Guide | Audubon

Despite decades of searching, Audubon struggled to find the bird after his first sighting.

The lowly cattail is emerging as the weapon of choice against water contamination.  In addition to its use in large phytoremediation projects to absorb contamination...

The lowly cattail is emerging as the weapon of choice against water contamination. In addition to its use in large phytoremediation projects to absorb contamination.

Vancouver is trying to prevent birds from crashing into windows. Plans are being examined to measure how many of these collisions occur annually in Vancouver and which buildings are considered hazards. http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/…/vancouver-bird-proofing-buildin… Are you keen to do your part and prevent bird strikes in your home? Check out the Window Alerts at shop.spca.bc.ca/collections/wild-arc

Vancouver is trying to prevent birds from crashing into windows. Plans are being examined to measure how many of these collisions occur annually in Vancouver and which buildings are considered hazards. http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/…/vancouver-bird-proofing-buildin… Are you keen to do your part and prevent bird strikes in your home? Check out the Window Alerts at shop.spca.bc.ca/collections/wild-arc

Turn over a brick or a board that has been lying in the yard for a while and underneath you may find a collection of pill bugs scurrying about. Also known as "rollie pollies" or woodlice, these grey-colored creatures can be found in many dark, moist environments feeding on decaying matter. What's interesting about these critters is that they are not bugs at all. They are crustaceans and more closely resemble crabs and shrimp, not insects. They are characterized by their ability to roll up…

'Rollie Pollies' Remove Heavy Metals From Soil, Stabilizing Growing Conditions, Protecting Groundwater

Turn over a brick or a board that has been lying in the yard for a while and underneath you may find a collection of pill bugs scurrying about. Also known as "rollie pollies" or woodlice, these grey-colored creatures can be found in many dark, moist environments feeding on decaying matter. What's interesting about these critters is that they are not bugs at all. They are crustaceans and more closely resemble crabs and shrimp, not insects. They are characterized by their ability to roll up…

Grow a beautiful garden that provides a safe haven for birds in the face of climate change.

AUDUBON - Restoring native plant habitat is vital to preserving biodiversity. By creating a native plant garden, each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.

How I Learned to Safely Photograph Beach-Nesting Birds | This Least Tern chick, nestled between shells, is unusual; more typically, chicks lay exposed on bare sand. Photo: Jim Verhagen

This Least Tern chick, nestled between shells, is unusual; more typically, chicks lay exposed on bare sand.

MU Extension publication G7369, Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Bruce Barrett and Wayne BaileyDepartment of Entomology

Native Plants Offer More Bugs for Birds

Native Plants Offer More Bugs for Birds

There are many uses for diatomaceous earth- a chalky powder made of the fossils of diatoms. It is helpful for detoxing, getting rid of household pests, and more.

Diatomaceous Earth for the Home: 10 Amazing Uses for DE

ITHACA —For more than 30 years, people who feed wild birds have been reporting their observations to Project FeederWatch to track trends in bird populations.

Three (easily mixed up) early spring plants | Ground Ivy, Purple Dead Nettle, Henbit

Three easily mixed-up early spring plants: ground ivy (creeping charlie), purple dead nettle, and henbit

Yellow Foxtail (Setaria pumila)

Yellow Foxtail (Setaria pumila) - Guide to Kansas Plants