RECYCLE YOUR PUMPKINS

RECYCLE YOUR PUMPKINS

Who doesn’t love carving a pumpkin for Halloween? Instead of trashing them after Halloween, recycle them for wildlife. Make sure you only recycle pumpkins that haven’t been painted or decorated with items that can harm wildlife.

Three Billion Lost - TWRC

THREE BILLION LOST

Recently, the journal Science published a study showing that we have lost more than 1 in 4 birds from the United States and Canada since 1970. That’s 3 billion! The study was conducted by scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology along with six other institutions.

Purple Martins Migration

PURPLE MARTIN MIGRATION

Everyone looks forward to the arrival of the Purple Martins each year. Most of us think their arrival means spring is just around the corner. But, at this time of the year, no one really thinks about them anymore. Most people don’t know that they’re very busy getting ready to migrate south.

Shrew

SHREW

Although shrews may look like rodents, they actually belong to the insectivore family. While a shrew might eat some vegetation if necessary, their main diet is beetles, crickets, snails, earthworms, millipedes, scorpions, small snakes and birds, mice and even other shrews. Since shrews eat many unwanted insects, they can be beneficial in yards and should not be eradicated unless they become a nuisance.

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