Living the Country Life

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A farm with healthy biodiversity is teaming with life
When farmland is healthy, there is plenty of habitat for wildlife, native plants, and a balanced ecosystem. This is called “biodiversity,” and everyone could do something to improve it on...
All it takes is providing food, water, cover, and places for birds and animals to raise their young
My backyard has been certified as an “official wildlife habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation.  I have birdbaths and feeders, lots of native plants and shrubs, and bird houses...
Make your property more wildlife-friendly by implementing these 10 ideas.
You can help stop the decline of this beloved game bird
Bobwhite quail were once considered a premier upland game bird throughout the Midwest and southeastern United States. Bobwhite numbers peaked in the mid-1950s and have been on a slow decline since,...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...