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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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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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By: Admin    April 17 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Animals , Facts
Did you know that April is the best time to spot bats? Around mid-April, these fascinating creatures come out of hibernation and that is why April 17th has been declared Bat Appreciation Day.There are estimated to be 1,200 species of bats in the world, 48 of which are right here in the United States. That makes up 20 percent of all mammals! Culturally, bats have garnered a bit of a bad reputation. So this April 17th spread the word on bats and separate fact from fiction.Debunking Common MythsOut of the entire animal kingdom, bats probably have some of the worst rumors associated with them. Bats are commonly associated with vampires, which have been a part of folklore in many different cultures. Vampires could supposedly disguise themselves as bats, and bats were also thought to drink blood. There is a lot of interesting folklore and information as to why people associated the two, which you can read ab...
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By: Admin    March 20 2018 , 01:51 pm
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Category: Nature , Urban Gardens
On March 21st we celebrate International Day of Forest! The first International Day of Forest was established in 2012 and celebrated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013. This day helps raise awareness of the importance of trees.2018’s Theme: Forest and Sustainable CitiesEach year, a theme is selected by the Collaborative Partnership on Forest (CPF). The theme for 2018 is “Forest and Sustainable Cities.”Some of the key points in this year’s message are to spread the importance of trees in an urban setting. Just because you live in an urban setting does not mean your accessibility to green life needs to decrease! Trees and plants store carbon, which means they reduce the pollution in highly populated areas and filter out harmful particles, producing cleaner air.Have you ever wandered off into the shade on a hot day? That is because the temperature is likely two to eight degrees cooler ...
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By: Admin    March 16 2018 , 05:31 pm
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Category: Animals , Nature
March 16th is National Panda Day! National Panda Day is devoted to celebrating and learning about this native Chinese bear. This day mostly came out of recognition that the giant panda was going extinct. The giant panda was first put on the endangered species list in 1984 as part of the Endangered Species Act by the United States. The panda has even been the face of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF); the leading wildlife conservation organization since 1961. In recent years, National Panda Day has become a little more light-hearted. The last panda census was conducted in 2014 and found that there were 1,864 pandas in the wild. This is a huge win for the panda, as it is a significant increase in population. Overall, the population has increased nearly 17% in the last decade. In September 2016 they were officially demoted from “endangered” to “vulnerable.”How Can You Help?This National Panda Day ther...
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