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Government goals are to reduce honey bee colony losses, increase monarch butterfly numbers, and restore or enhance millions of acres of land for pollinators.
Pollinators are critical to the Nation’s economy, food security, and environmental health. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year, and...
The best way to send a snake packing is to make the pond less enticing
My daughter and I were fishing a few years ago when we saw a snake swimming toward us. She thought it would be fun to try and hook it on her pole. I told her if she catches it, I’m NOT taking...
Find out how you can create a birdhouse by reusing materials you already have!
Attract blue orchard mason bees to your garden or backyard this spring.
While honeybees are important to agriculture, it seems that blue orchard mason bees are actually a better and more efficient pollinator of native crops. Scientists estimate that one foraging female...
Dams and gnawing teeth can cause a lot of damage.
I heard about a guy in Minnesota who planted a grove of new trees on his acreage. He went out on his porch one morning to drink his coffee and found all the trees had been cut down by beavers...
Find a fish farmer with tadpoles
I love listening to the chorus of bullfrogs especially when we go camping. The male's call is deep and distinctive. It's designed to attract a mate and let other bullfrogs know where its...
Timing and weather conditions are key when starting a controlled fire
Prescribed burning Listen here to the radio mp3 Over a-hundred years ago, the red glow of a fire on the horizon would put fear into anyone who saw it. It’s still shocking to see,...
Here are five reasons you should add wildlife habitat to your property.
These ring-tailed bandits work 24-7 to outsmart you
One night last summer my cat was growling outside our bedroom window. I went to see what she was all upset about, and found a raccoon staring at me on the other side of the glass. The next day was...
Hawkeye State continues trend of most local chapters in the nation, tops 1.1 million in historical habitat acres impacted.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever improved habitat for pheasants and other upland wildlife on more than 39,000 acres in Iowa in 2014. This includes 2,842 wildlife habitat projects completed by the...