Ohio StateColumbus Dispatch
What seems normal to members of a younger generation can seem distressing and even bewildering to their elders. So it is with bobwhite quail in Ohio. While many older folks remember the “bob-white” mating whistle with nostalgic fondness, later-arriving crowds have no idea what sweet spring music they’ve missed. “A...
Fort Wayne, INFort Wayne Journal Gazette
Purchases of plastic toys, donations bring big payoff for SCAN. In a place teeming with thousands of plastic ducks Saturday morning, Mark Kohlhorst of Auburn was drawing young onlookers with two real ducks. Owner of Mark's Ark, Kohlhorst brought the animal quackers to the 33rd annual Weigand Construction Duck Race...
AnimalsNorth Platte Telegraph
Why even bother to garden for birds, you might ask? Well, for one thing, many bird species are dwindling in numbers. By establishing a bird sanctuary in your backyard, you and your family will attract a variety of birds. In addition, it is fun to garden for the birds. The joy of attracting birds to your backyard is open to everyone, and creating a garden that welcomes birds is a relatively simple task. You can attract birds by planting a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers that provide good nesting sites, winter shelter, places to hide from predators and natural, year-round food supplies.
Marcellus, NYCitizen Online
Minutes from Marcellus Park, sit on your big updated deck (2017), sip your coffee and listen to nothing but the sounds of the birds and gaze upon the huge, wide open yard, perfect for weekend barbeques. This 4 bedroom (with the possibility of a fifth bedroom in the basement) 2 full bath home with private yard is ready for you to make it your own. New appliances, washer/dryer 2016, Dishwasher and fridge 2017, new garage door 2019, windows and siding 2008, driveway re-stoned 2020. Welcome home!
DEAR JOAN — I discovered a hummingbird nest in the corner of my back yard, hidden in the crook of my rose tree. The two eggs hatched about 10 days later, and I enjoyed watching the mother hummer scare off the jays and the two growing larger and stronger. One...
Just about this time, as sunny, sweet July comes to a close and August rears its fiery head, many Montanans ask themselves the same question: Where did the summer go?! Although I have spent many years lamenting the notion of a disappearing summer, this year I am going to try something new. I am approaching August with an open mind. I won’t judge it for its harsh temperatures, fire inducing winds, and ever-increasing back to school advertisements. I’m hitting the re-start button and having my “second-summer” if you will. If you can relate to any of these feelings, I share this list with you in the hope you will share with others, and they will inevitably share their go-to August adventures with you. We didn’t endure eight months of snow to succumb to an abbreviated version of our beloved Montana summer. June is fleeting and often damp, July is jamming, and August is all the sweeter, knowing what is sure to follow. So, please join me in a short salute to August in Montana, our “second summer,” and be sure to participate in every last best thing you, your family and friends set out to achieve.
The fertile land of Norfolk is home to a host of stately homes, rare wildlife and more ponds than any other county. Now, estates in the area are trying to hunt down ancient “ghost ponds” in the hopes of reviving centuries-old seeds and discovering long-lost plants. Botanists believe that this...
Today, being “birdbrained” means forgetting where you left your keys or wallet. But 66 million years ago, it may have meant the difference between life and death – and may help explain why birds are the only dinosaurs left on Earth. Research on a newly discovered bird fossil led by...
A fossil skull from a bird that lived in the time of dinosaurs sheds light on how the ancestors of modern birds escaped extinction.
Blountville, TNKingsport Times-News
August is here, students are going back to school, and that mean summer activities are winding down, including the award-winning Summer in the Park series at Warriors’ Path State Park. The final week of the free program’s family-friendly nature discovery experiences will provide opportunities to hike woods and wetlands, watch...
Philadelphia, PAPosted byNorthEast Times
Sunshine is a 7-year-old deaf lovebug. Surrendered to Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control with heat stroke, she is now under the care of a great rescue and getting the medical care she needs. She loves all people and animals she meets. There are no bad days with this sweetie. Contact JANDCODOGRESCUE@GMAIL.COM to meet her. ••
This time of year when you step outside the sounds of summer are all around. Kids playing, bugs buzzing and birds chirping, and the hum of lawnmowers fill the air in my neighborhood. Lawnmowers are such a normal part of our lives that we can sometimes forget how dangerous they...
Hi friends! Today we came across some amazing animal inspired art that we of course, had to share with all of you. "Japan is a country full of amazing art. Some of it is housed within museums and galleries while others are right underneath our feet. I'm talking, of course, about Japan's peculiar obsession with manhole covers. Just about anywhere in the country you can find stylized manhole covers, each more beautiful and intricate than the next." Via thisiscollossal.com.
WildlifeThe Weather Channel
US researchers have discovered a new bird fossil which showed that a unique brain shape may be the reason why the ancestors of living birds survived the mass extinction that claimed all other known dinosaurs 66 million years ago. A team from the University of Texas at Austin, US, discovered...
The second half of the 2021 season remains a fun one for Orioles fans. With a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday, the O’s improved to 9-4 coming out of the All-Star break. That’s a fun run of baseball. It’s probably not a coincidence that it’s come when four of the five series they’ve played have been against teams out of a race, but hey, wins are wins. Check out Harrison’s recap of the game for the lovely totals, and don’t forget to vote in the MBP poll.
When the sun begins to set over the horizon in Blade and Soul, Utakata knows that another thrilling summer night is about to commence. But for now? Now we look at that gorgeous pastel sky, listen to the birds call over the water, and feel a city settle down into slumber.
As any pet parent will tell you, cleaning products are a vastly under appreciated part of pet ownership. Poop bags, litter boxes and their appropriate accessories are essential purchases for consumers who own dogs and cats. And those who keep other companion pets – including birds, critters and herps – are constantly on the lookout for effective cleaning items that can be used to keep their pet’s environment a healthy one for the companion animal.
Doug Poindexter, who retired as president of World Pet Association (WPA) in 2018, spent nearly 50 years in the pet industry. His is a storied career, starting out as a cage cleaner at Woody’s Pets in Monrovia, California, to opening his own pet store, Doug’s Animal House in Hacienda Heights, California, before joining WPA as show manager of America’s Family Pet Expo. Pet Age recently spoke with Poindexter to gain more insight on his unique perspective of the pet care community.