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University of Alberta researchers are closing in on finding an effective bait to get ahead of the destructive spread of mountain pine beetle, which is now killing not only lodgepole pine forests, but jack pine.
A University of Alberta-led research team has determined that the mountain pine beetle has invaded jack pine forests in Alberta, opening up the possibility for an infestation that could stretch across the Prairies and keep moving east towards the Atlantic.
ROSCOMMON, Mich., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Festival (KWWF) has drawn thousands of birding and nature enthusiasts to its annual "celebration of nature" held on the third Saturday in May at Kirtland Community College's main campus near Roscommon.
Jack pine (Pinus banksiana) has a native range in Canada, east of the Rocky Mountains to Nova Scotia. Jack pine can also be found in the United States from Minnesota to Maine with northwest Indiana and northwest Pennsylvania being the furthest south in the growing range. The Jack pine is a short pine growing to heights of 30-72 feet. The trees will grow crooked much like the pitch pine especially in poor soil conditions. The jack pine can be found growing in pure stands when grown in...
The Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) is a small sparrow found in shrubby open areas and Jack Pine woods across central Canada and central northern United States east to the Great Lakes. They build their nests on the ground or low in a shrub. Adults have light brown upperparts, pale underparts, and darker streaks on the back. The crown is dark brown with a pale stripe and the eyes sport a white line over each and a darker line within. The cheek patch is light brown. The wings are...
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