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Sumac

Sumac By: Steve Roark Sumacs are very common in our area, most often found in overgrown fields and areas that have been disturbed.  While considered a weed by many, it does have the virtues of providing cover and food for … Continue reading

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Box Turtle Trivia

Box Turtle Trivia By: Steve Roark  The way a turtle is put together is pretty much the reverse of ours.  I mean look at it: we have soft body parts protecting a hard-inner skeleton.  Turtles have a hard-outer skeleton protecting … Continue reading

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Wildlife Friendly Fence Rows

Wildlife Friendly Fencerows By: Steve Roark Some landowners will no doubt frown when I say that a grown-up fencerow is desirable, and I’ll admit I’ve done my share of cleaning them up.  But from a wildlife perspective a brushy fencerow … Continue reading

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Murmurs about Mimosa

Murmurs about Mimosa By:  Steve Roark Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) is an imported ornamental that is very common in our area and is most noticed when it produces its fluffy pink flowers in the summer.  Its commonness is worrisome from a … Continue reading

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Snake Bit

Snake Bit By: Steve Roark When you run across a snake, their normal reaction is to get away. But if they feel threatened enough all snakes will bite defensibly.  If you are bitten, here are some recommended first aide treatments. … Continue reading

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Snake Folklore

Snake Folklore By: Steve Roark Snakes have fascinated and frightened people for centuries, which has led to some pretty interesting stories about some of them.  I did some research on some sayings about snakes I heard as a kid to … Continue reading

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Wildlife Cover

Wildlife Cover By: Steve Roark From past biology classes you know that all animals require the right habitat that provides all that they need to survive.  Habitat needs can be broken down into three basic components: reliable water, food, and … Continue reading

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