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    Chilly rain on a spring morning: Gulf Branch Nature Center
    Don’t let a little rain get you under the weather. Put on your rain gear; grab an umbrella and get out there.Several things inspired a hike today at the Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington. The drizzle is prompting early plant growth. The...
  • Spring Blue Tit
    Easy ways to help birds during spring migration
    Migration is a stressful time for birds, particularly in spring when they are rushing to reach their breeding range, claim suitable territory, attract a desirable mate and still have enough time to build a nest, incubate eggs and nurture their...
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    Hoochie earth day event
    Be a guest for The Hoochie, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia’s annual Earth Day celebration, will be held on April 24, 2015. The Nature Conservancy (NCG) works tirelessly creating new projects in metro Atlanta and around the State.The NCG...
  • Grapevine nesting balls
    Attract spring birds to your garden with nesting materials
    Birding and gardening seems to go hand in hand. Many gardeners love to add birdhouses, baths, and feeders to their yard to help entice feathered friends to prime viewing spots. But many overlook an easy and very necessary way of attracting those...
  • Greater Kiskadee
    Wings over South Texas
    READ JIMMY JACOBS' NEW NOVEL: THE CERDO GRANDE CONSPIRACYThe Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas draws visitors from around world. Many of those come to see the 540 species of birds that pass through this area annually. Whether sub-tropical...
  • Today is a day for the birds
    Today is a day for the birds
    On March 16th, 1916, while Canada was involved in the war in Europe and the U.S. was hemming and hawing, a Migratory Bird Treaty was signed in Washington, D.C., between Canada and the USA.This treaty was mainly due to the work of a man called Wild...
  • Kingfisher in Kruger National Park
    Losing the words to describe birds
    Dictionaries are some of the first reference books children learn to use, but children who use the Junior Dictionary from Oxford University Press will not be able to learn as much as about birds as they could have in previous versions. All...
  • New collar could reduce bird deaths caused by free ranging cats
    New type of collar aims to reduce free ranging cats' effects on bird populations
    A new study in Australia shows that cats wearing brightly colored, scrunchie-like collars are less able to catch and kill certain kinds of prey. Specifically, red and rainbow collars seem to be the most effective.Why is this? According to a Feb....
  • Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras - El Bejuco Waterfalls
    Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras - El Bejuco Waterfalls
    The Pico Bonito National park is located just outside of La Ceiba, Honduras. Easily the biggest and best park around La Ceiba - a short, 20 minute drive from the town center.The park consists of 1,073 square kilometers of lush forest, numerous...
  • Great Backyard Bird Count
    Technology helps make the Great Backyard Bird Count possible
    "People who care about birds can change the world," said Audubon chief scientist Gary Langham. "Technology has made it possible for people everywhere to unite around a shared love of birds and a commitment to protecting them."...
  • Appreciation of animals
    Appreciation of animals
    Most everyone appreciates a good animal story. From childhood to seniors there are times, more often for some, when a good animals story is the best medicine for what ails us. How many remember reading James Herriot’s books in the sixties...
  • Do you love winter birds?
    Valentine's weekend bird festivals
    Winter isn't always the best birding season, but birders can fall in love with birds all over again at these Valentine's weekend birding festivals. Whether you want to add new species to your life list, reacquaint yourself with some winter...
  • Finches and pine siskins in  feeding frenzy
    Teachable moments from birds
    Goldfinches, purple finches, house finches, pine siskins and dark-eyes juncos find nyjer seeds magnetic. These bite-size morsels pack a punch with their high oil content. Hang a small feeder filled with these seeds and you will never experience a...
  • Band-tailed pigeon
    Large number of band-tailed pigeons dying in California
    People in California are asked to be on the lookout for sick or dead band-tailed pigeons. At least a thousand dead pigeons have been seen around California since December. The cause has been traced back to a parasite (Avian Trichomonosis) which...
  • Canaries are strongly associated with the color yellow.
    Facts about canaries
    Caring for a pet is a huge responsibility. Whenever you take an animal into your home you must be prepared to constantly care for it, feed it, walk it (or tidy its enclosure) and pay attention to it. Pets can be expensive and time consuming but...
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