Critter Tales

Unwelcome guests or feathered friends?

Unwelcome guests or feathered friends?

By Buckmasters Online

If you live in an urban or rural area, the sight of a gaggle of Canada geese is not unusual. That wasn’t always the case. In 1982, fewer than 500,000 resident Canada geese lived in America, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A relatively recent count taken in 2012 reveals an obvious change, and some 3.8 million Canada geese now ... READ MORE

Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17-20

Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17-20

By Buckmasters Online

Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20 is a great time to become a citizen scientist involved in the grand effort to count birds—and it can be done from the comfort of your own back yard. The annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is free, fun, and it’s easy to do. Not only does it engage bird watchers of all ages in counting ... READ MORE

Hunters and biologists team up to feed deer in Bear Lake Valley

Hunters and biologists team up to feed deer in Bear Lake Valley

By Buckmasters Online

It’s all about saving the deer. That’s because more than 30 inches of snow and bitter cold temperatures are threatening deer survival in part of Utah’s Bear Lake Valley. Fortunately for the deer, help is on its way.  This is the first time emergency deer feeding has been needed in Utah since 2008. On Jan. 13, biologists wit... READ MORE

Swift fox—small, speedy and antisocial

Swift fox—small, speedy and antisocial

By Buckmasters Online

Have you ever seen a swift fox? No? That might be because they’re so fast—they have been known to run at speeds up to 30 miles an hour—or perhaps that’s because they’re nocturnal and rarely make daytime appearances. Unlike other foxes, they spend a lot of time in their dens and don’t like to change locations. Onc... READ MORE

Have you seen a spotted skunk?

Have you seen a spotted skunk?

By Buckmasters Online

If you’ve seen a spotted skunk, there are some researchers in Alabama and Georgia who would like to know where and when you saw it. You might have seen one as roadkill, or you may have seen one in a game camera image. You may know a fur trapper who inadvertently caught one. However, if you encounter one in the woods, be very cautious—af... READ MORE

Preserving the Monarch’s habitat

Preserving the Monarch’s habitat

By Buckmasters Online

This fall, volunteers are working all along Nebraska’s Cowboy Trial’s right of way, busily planting 10,000 milkweed seedlings. The task, sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a unique effort and one of several created after significant population declines in Monarch butterflies have been studied the past several years... READ MORE

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