Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that the Endangered Species Act Listing for the monarch butterfly was "warranted, but precluded" by work on higher-priority listing actions. With this decision, the monarch becomes a candidate for listing, and its status will be … [Read more...]
New Year 2021!
"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -- Marcel Proust. Happy New Year! And may things be much better in 2021! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBN_BE38fhY&feature=youtu.be To see the full article, read the Twin … [Read more...]
While taking a break from the spring turkey hunting season in 2007, I watched a bobcat as he turned up the lane and directly into the cabin where I was taking pictures. During the archery deer hunting season this September 2020, my brother Doug saw four bobcats -- a female and kittens. The … [Read more...]
What’s Happening to Land Use?
The first formal study of erosion took place under the Soil Conservation Act of 1935. Through the years, it has been updated by many Acts. The Rural Development of Act of 1972 implemented a land inventory and monitoring program, which generally follows a complex sampling of five-year increments. For … [Read more...]
It’s Pollinator Week!
This week, June 22-28, 2020, is when we celebrate pollinators. This is the week we celebrate the special species in our lives – the bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. It is a special time to pause, celebrate pollinators and focus on what we can do to help pollinators thrive in this world of … [Read more...]
Queen Quest Blitz — Black Friday
If you're not into Black Friday shopping, you might like to join fellow naturalists in the Queen Quest Blitz. Hosted by the Queen Quest Project, which is a joint effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Boosters Team and University of Minnesota's Bee Squad, citizen scientists will search … [Read more...]
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