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An extreme threat - Another state invaded by tegus

An extreme threat - Another state invaded by tegus

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: A dangerous invader has arrived in South Carolina, the Argentine black and white tegu lizard.– Photo courtesy Dustin Smith, SCDNR. Argentine black and white tegus first invaded Florida, the state with more invasive species than any other. Then they moved into Georgia, greatly alarming to conservationists and biologists. On August 21, ... READ MORE

NASP recognizes Academic Archers, On Target for Life winners

NASP recognizes Academic Archers, On Target for Life winners

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Alexa Namphy with her new Genesis bow, has been named one of the top 10 Academic Archers in the U.S. by the NASP. – Photo courtesy ADCNR. Despite the global challenge of virtual classrooms during the Covid 19 virus, an all-time high of 31,961 students were registered in the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Academic Archer program... READ MORE

Is that a rainbow?

Is that a rainbow?

By Buckmasters Online

What looks like a rainbow but isn’t a rainbow? Perhaps you’ve seen one. It seems like a rainbow turned upside down. Some folks say that’s God’s Smile, but meteorologists call it a circumzenithal arc or a CZA. Or, it might look like a rainbow only it is parallel to the horizon. Sometimes poetically called a fire rainbow, tha... READ MORE

Rediscovered! The Vietnamese Mouse Deer

Rediscovered! The Vietnamese Mouse Deer

By Buckmasters Online

Check out its miniature hooves and tiny fangs. Photo: The unique two-tone pelage coloration of reddish brown to silver gray on the chevrotain’s back affirmed the camera had captured the elusive creature after almost 30-years absence from view. November 11, 2019, was a significant day in deer history. Although some might argue it’s not e... READ MORE

120 years of conservation history lives with the annual Christmas Bird Count

120 years of conservation history lives with the annual Christmas Bird Count

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Last year 79,425 volunteer observers in the field watched for birds at feeders and other locations to tally 48 million birds observed. – Photo courtesy Alice Popkorn. For the 120th year, the National Audubon Society is organizing its annual Christmas Bird Count. It is one of the longest running wildlife censuses in the world.... READ MORE

Deciduous conifers late fall beauty—tamaracks and cypress

Deciduous conifers late fall beauty—tamaracks and cypress

By Buckmasters Online

When fall arrives and youngsters collect crisp, colorful fall leaves for their classrooms, leaves of a deciduous conifer are rarely displayed. That may be because the fall color that the needle-leaved trees produce arrives later in fall, after most deciduous trees have dropped their leaves. All deciduous trees—oaks and maples, for example&md... READ MORE

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