Living the Country Life

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Provide a rest stop with cover, food, and water to help keep birds strong and healthy on their journey
Birds that fly south for the winter and back again in the spring travel thousands of miles. How far they fly each day depends on the weather, and the amount of fat they carry in their bodies to use...
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When the kids say they're bored this summer, raise some tadpoles
It's great fun for both young and old to catch tadpoles and watch them develop into frogs. Steve Johnson is an associate professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Florida. He says the...
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Protect endangered species on your land with less regulation
Farmers and ranchers who have endangered species on their properties have to comply with regulations under the Endangered Species Act to be sure they're doing enough to bring back the species....
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Bats are dying from a disease that is easily spread by humans
Radio interview source: Ann Froschauer, White-Nose Expert, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Some species of bats hibernate over the winter and aren't...
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Planting strips of prairie saves space and has many benefits
Radio interview source: Anna MacDonald, Wildlife Ecology Graduate Student, Iowa State University   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Creating large blocks of prairie to attract wildlife...
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New Evidence Shows How American Big Cats are Reversing 100 Years of Decline
American mountain lions, or cougars, are re-emerging in areas of the United States, reversing 100 years of decline. The evidence, published in the Journal of Wildlife Management, raises new...
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It's essential to spot the signs of a mountain lion habitat.
Mountain lions, also known as cougars, panthers, and pumas, live throughout most of the U.S. You may have never seen one, but you should know the signs that one may be near. Mountain lions can be...
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Wildlife prefer a path to get from here-to-there
Radio interview source: John Morgan, wildlife biologist, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Some landowners are constructing wildlife...
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Identifying animal tracks opens up a unique way to observe wildlife. You can tell who's around, what their habits are, and maybe solve some mysteries. Radio interview source: Jason Knight,...
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I love listening to the frogs singing at night. Our pond is a great home for them. If you create a wetland, you'll be listening to a chorus of wildlife, too. Radio interview source: Mark...

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