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How Snakes Can Help Your Garden
By: Admin    July 16 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Snakes , Gardening
Did you know that snakes can be helpful gardening companions? Despite their helpful traits, more people are afraid of snakes than of public speaking. Snakes have a dangerous and repugnant reputation to humans. Usually, the initial reaction when one sees a snake is to get rid of it as soon as possible. If you have a garden, however, some snakes could actually earn their keep and protect your plants from being eaten! Garter Snakes The garter snake is probably the most well-known garden snake. Garter snakes are non-venomous and there are about 35 different species of them. Most garter snakes can be identified by the three stripes that run along the length of their body. However, some garter snakes do not have any stripes, and others have a checkered pattern instead. They tend to have a light underbelly and come in red, gray, turquoise, orange, yellow, and green. Their bodies are slim a...
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Cow Appreciation Day
By: Admin    July 12 2018 , 10:23 pm
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Category: Ideas , Animals
Crazy about cows? Cow Appreciation Day is an annual holiday in July to celebrate beautiful bovines! This day started as a witty marketing campaign for the popular fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A, which encouraged the public to “Eat Mor Chikin” as opposed to beef. Cow Appreciation Day can be about much more than just eating fried chicken though. Skip the steak and hamburgers and show your appreciation for the humble cow. Cool Cow Facts If your closest interaction with a cow has been a glass of milk, you might be surprised to know there is a lot more to them than meets the eye (or plate). Just like humans, cows have best friends! They are very social creatures and hate to be alone. When they are around their best friend, it heightens their intelligence and makes them feel calmer. Cows are red-green colorblind. So the popular trope of bulls being angered by red flags in...
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Finding a Baby Bird
By: Admin    June 15 2018 , 10:19 am
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Category: Eco-Friendly , Birds
What should you do with an abandoned baby bird? Finding a baby bird fallen out of its nest is not uncommon for this time of year, but what steps should you take? How can you save this baby’s life? You have probably heard conflicting information as to how to identify if a bird is even injured and in need of attention. There are many misconceptions out there and it is good to know the best way to help out our feathered friends. Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions that has been passed along for generations is the myth that if you touch a baby bird, the mother bird will smell human on it and reject her baby. A bird’s sense of smell is actually not very acute, but even so it will not reject its baby for smelling like a human. While untrue, this tale has probably saved many bird lives by dissuading children from touching them. Helping a Fledgling Baby birds in the fledgling...
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The Dangers of Feeding Wildlife
By: Admin    April 25 2018 , 01:48 pm
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Category: Animals , Nature
Why shouldn’t you feed wildlife? The idea of a deer coming up to you and eating straight out of the palm of your hand sounds like such a surreal and perfect moment. However, this is one fairytale moment that should come with a warning label. Feeding wildlife can have a long-lasting negative effect on the life of the animal, in many cases. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but in general, it is a good idea to avoid feeding wildlife.Why is Feeding Dangerous?One of the main reasons to not feed wildlife is the bond it creates. This may sound exactly like what you are wanting, but not everyone has the same kind-hearted intentions for the animal in question. If deer or other wildlife start to imprint on humans, they lose their sense of fear which could make them a much easier target for hunters or a nuisance in an urban environment. Especially if you are feeding from your car, the animals will learn...
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World Fish Migration Day
By: Admin    April 20 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Animals
Birds are not the only migratory animals.Fish are a significant food source for many species across the world, including humans. The species that migrate play a particularly important part in various ecosystems.It is not uncommon for a school of migrating fish to travel thousands of miles through freezing temperatures to reach their destination. Their migration patterns are fascinating and truly impressive.The World Fish Migration Foundation has claimed April 21st as World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) to celebrate this amazing feat and observe it globally. The goal and hope of this foundation is “to improve the public’s understanding of the importance of migratory fish, the need for healthy rivers, the communities that depend on both, and the options we have to minimize or avoid impacts...”Magnificent MigrationsOne of the most well-known fish migrations is the salmon migration. A species of salmon c...
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