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2011-11-10 12:13:48

Properly functioning ecosystems have their own pest management system — predation — but as new manmade ecosystems develop, these natural maintenance systems are often disrupted. In some cases, though, installing a simple nest box may be all that's needed to restore the balance, and improve avian conservation, according to a new report published Nov. 9 in the online journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by Julie Jedlicka of the University of California, Berkeley, monitored the...

2011-03-01 07:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As development continues to take over wildlife habitats, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery has a way for wildlife enthusiasts to help support wildlife housing needs without having to apply for a second mortgage. The agency's Howard Nursery is selling a variety of wildlife nesting structures for several species of birds - from bluebirds to flickers, from ducks to owls - as well as housing boxes for bats and squirrels....

2010-03-17 08:50:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Jekyll Island Authority announced they will produce the 2010 Georgia Coast Birding & Nature Festival, scheduled for October 7-10 on Jekyll Island. The Authority has hired Lydia Thompson as the festival's Event Coordinator. Started in 2002, this marks the eighth year of the Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival. Annually this event brings bird watchers from around the world to Jekyll Island and the Brunswick-Golden Isles area...

2010-03-08 11:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As development continues take over wildlife habitats, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery has a way for wildlife enthusiasts to help support wildlife housing needs without having to apply for a second mortgage. The agency's Howard Nursery is selling a variety of wildlife nesting structures for several species of birds - from bluebirds to flickers, from ducks to owls - as well as housing boxes for bats and squirrels....

2009-10-06 08:15:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- If the blustery fall weather is reminding you that your favorite birds are going to be gone with the wind until the first breath of spring, take a virtual hike over to Two-Fisted Birdwatcher for eclectic observations loosely inspired by years of avian appreciation. These tales of life, wildlife and the pursuit of happiness roam freely over everything from Scarlet Tanagers to banjo teachers and two-fisted characters like Indiana Jones, extracting life...

2009-08-25 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Where can you find a story about a guy who avoided a traffic ticket by explaining that he was chasing a Pileated Woodpecker, a tale about Art Carney one-upping Jackie Gleason over a bird name, a yarn about an ailing crow whose would-be rescuer unwittingly fed him to the neighborhood raccoons, and a reflection about the commonalities between banjo teachers and birders - all in one location? Pop open a beer and point your browser to Two-Fisted Birdwatcher, a...

2009-08-19 13:56:20

 Once upon a trash heap dreary, while he wandered, weak and weary, University of Illinois English professor and birding enthusiast Spencer Schaffner raised his binoculars, focused and had a eureka moment.In his sights, not a raven, nor even the Tamaulipas crow, a once-common inhabitant of the Brownsville, Texas, city dump. Rather, Schaffner identified the rarely spotted fowl irony.The U. of I. professor, who also watches and studies bird-watchers, suggests that the popular pastime known...

2009-03-17 08:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While news about the housing market can be found in just about every newspaper, or seen or heard on the radio and television news, you don't hear much about the concerns in the wildlife housing market. However, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Howard Nursery has a way that wildlife enthusiasts can help without applying for a mortgage. This year, for the first time, the Game Commission is offering for sale a variety of wildlife nesting...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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