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Invasive tegus are eating their way into South Carolina

Invasive tegus are eating their way into South Carolina

By Buckmasters Online

An increased number of sightings of voracious black and white tegu lizards continues to be of grave concern to Department of Natural Resources biologists in South Carolina, because of the growing danger they present to native wildlife. At greatest risk are the eggs of native ground-nesting turkey and quail as well as the endangered gopher tortoise... READ MORE

See July’s Full Buck Moon, and check out the new moon map

See July’s Full Buck Moon, and check out the new moon map

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Full Buck Moon moonrise in 2020, Mahogany Mountain, Utah. The Full Buck Moon, July’s lunar namesake, will reveal itself in a dark sky July 23. If your night sky is not overcast, you can see it put in an appearance at 10:37 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. (Make adjustment for your time zone.) It is appropriately named because humans have lo... READ MORE

A new tool to kill the water killers

A new tool to kill the water killers

By Buckmasters Online

Revolutionary new method joins the fight against invasive mussels. For almost three decades now, conservationists in states with massive lake and river water resources have lost the battle against two invasive mussels—the quagga and the zebra. Since spring arrived and recreational boaters and water users are putting their boats into the water... READ MORE

Know the facts about orphaned and injured wildlife

Know the facts about orphaned and injured wildlife

By Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Photo: We’re not lost. Mom knows where we are. A baby bird has tumbled from its nest. A young white-tailed deer is discovered at the base of a tree. A nest of immature rabbits calls a suburban yard home. These are all common situations humans experience when wildlife reproduction peaks in the spring. Each situation has a natural solution, an... READ MORE

It’s not spring yet, so take time to plan a pollinator garden

It’s not spring yet, so take time to plan a pollinator garden

By Buckmasters Online

Before spring arrives, plan a survival garden for our bee and butterfly pollinators to help their shrinking numbers grow. Photo: Honeybees are our smallest commercial pollinators and conservationists. It may be cold and windy now, but there’s plenty of time to make plans for planting a flowering garden to attract and feed pollinators. The gar... READ MORE

Students at home can adopt this fun, winter photo challenge

Students at home can adopt this fun, winter photo challenge

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: This image could work for a Day 1 or Day 6 photo challenge. In Nebraska, the Game and Parks Commission has designed a special program for students to combat cabin fever during winter break, but no matter where a student lives, the winter photo challenge something any house-bound, virtual learner can enjoy. Students can resist the woes of ca... READ MORE

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