There are two types of snapping turtles found in the United States: the common snapping turtle and the alligator snapping turtle. However, there is nothing common about either of them! Both have evolved with/from the dinosaurs and have changed little in the last 50 million years. Snapping turtle facts Common snappers are found throughout the eastern two thirds of the United States, with scattered populations (from unwisely released pets) … [Read more...]
Tips for Planting Wildlife Food Plots
Wild animals are professional food finders. They know what they’re looking for, and they know where to find it. But we often change things up so much when doing what we want with the land that the food supply for wildlife can get pretty sparse. That’s probably why you’re thinking of helping them out a bit, if you have the space to do it, by planting some wildlife food plots. There are lots of sources of information on the topic, especially for … [Read more...]
Need to Get Rid of Beaver?
There’s a popular saying in real estate—“Location, location, location!”—capturing the message that something can be wonderful in one place, but not so great in another. So it is with the engineering work of beaver. The dams they construct in some places can cause flooding that threaten human structures and or damage to ornamental trees—most likely one of the reasons you’re reading this article. Ironically, though, the dams they build in other … [Read more...]
Handy Guide to Finding Wildlife Information
This wildlife information resource guide is meant to help you quickly identify resources near you that can help wildlife in distress or help you with wildlife conflicts you are experiencing There are also resources on how to provide wildlife habitat and information that answers related questions. Use this guide to identify local numbers and resources now so they are handy when you need them in a hurry. Articles in this Series Humane … [Read more...]