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2010-02-02 08:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are interested in helping wildlife in your own backyard, the Pennsylvania Game Commission now is selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue. The boxes sell for $7, and customers can select from assembled boxes or kits that can be assembled as a wood-working project. "Bluebirds are early nesters, so now is the time put up new nest boxes, as well as to clean and repair existing boxes," said...

2009-07-21 09:28:06

The once endangered Eastern bluebird is making a comeback of sorts in parts of Florida with nearly 100 birds nesting east of Tampa, bird watchers said. A solar-powered video camera in a nesting box gives visitors a close look at a bluebird family at Flatwoods Park, a Hillsborough County-owned wilderness preserve cared for by the Tampa Audubon Society, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported Tuesday. From a television monitor at the ranger's station, visitors can watch the adults build a nest and...

2009-06-25 13:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to garner appreciation for wildlife, and especially the state's bluebird population, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has debuted on its website a live video camera feed from a bluebird nestbox on the grounds of its Harrisburg Headquarters. To view the live feed, visit the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and click on the "Bluebird Live-Feed" icon in the center of the homepage. "The best way to get...

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...

2008-09-16 03:00:15

By Afield, Currents The Pennsylvania Game Commission, which loves to exhibit its state game lands and the wildlife habitat work being accomplished on those lands, is offering free tours of some of its game lands. One of the tours was Saturday near Mount Gretna. In recent years, PGC has reached many goals for habitat improvement on state game lands and leased areas. Statewide, the PGC has planted 3,597 acres of grain and 2,095 acres of grasses and legumes for wildlife. About 730 acres were...

2004-11-30 21:00:11

Employees at Public Service Company of Oklahoma's Northeastern Power Station in Oologah received recognition from the Wildlife Habitat Council for contributions to wildlife habitat conservation, environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity and achieving habitat certification at the power plant. PSO's Northeastern Power Station consists of 1,300 acres, including 1,000 acres designated for wildlife. The main objective of the PSO's wildlife management team is to improve...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'