Thursday, August 17, 2017
reading book in library

As the holidays approach, here are some books I recommend for any nature-lover on your gift list.

A recent study in the journal EcoHealth connects white-tailed deer and free-roaming cats to the disease toxoplasmosis.
bird feeder

Put up a bird feeder this week, and you'll soon see a nice variety of birds, including chickadees, titmice, goldfinches and cardinals.
female robin

Each day the sun rises a few minutes later and sets a few minutes earlier.
persimmons in tree

Frosty nights signal persimmons to ripen, turn from bitter to sweet, and lose their astringent nature.
Burmese Python

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking for a few fearless hunters. But if you’re afraid of snakes, stay home.
crow perched on post

Several times each year I'm pleasantly surprised when I get a letter or email from a reader asking how to attract more crows. Such letters make me smile.
Marbled Murrelet

The clever video shines a spotlight on the plight of the endangered marbled murrelet, a small seabird related to puffins that lives along the Pacific coast from northern California to Alaska.
bird feeder hanging in tree during winter

When readers ask for help selecting a bird feeder, I'm happy to oblige. I bought my first feeder in 1978, so I've had lots of experience evaluating them.

Every fall, shortly after nighttime, temperatures turn chilly and deer mice seek refuge from the coming cold weather by moving into our homes.
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