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Prepare, stay aware and be safe exploring the outdoors in fall and winter

Prepare, stay aware and be safe exploring the outdoors in fall and winter

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Experienced hikers add a paper map and a compass to their pack as a safe backup for a cell phone map. Photo courtesy Maximillian Schiffer. As temperatures chill, fall leaves blow away and snow arrives in colder climates, hikers of all ages are preparing to spend enjoyable hours exploring the outdoors. All outdoor recreation—even the s... READ MORE

New gates protect at-risk bat habitat

New gates protect at-risk bat habitat

By David Rainer/Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: About 10,000 gray bats, an endangered species, use Weaver Cave in Anniston during the summer. Important bat habitat in north Alabama has recently been protected in what Nick Sharp of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division considers possibly the highlight of his career as the Division’s bat expert. Steel gates hav... READ MORE

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

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