Thursday, January 17, 2019
evening grosbeak

It's been forecasted that evening grosbeaks would head south in impressive numbers this winter. If you're not familiar with them, you're in for a treat.

Deer often sense the presence of hunters long before hunters sense them. But is it intelligence or instinct? Actually, natural selection is responsible.
American mink

The perfect mink to muskrat population ratios stabilize marshes to consist of about half open water and half vegetation.

At its peak, the chestnut represented about one-quarter of all hardwoods growing across its range. Today, scientists are trying to restore them.
bird feeder hanging in tree during winter

Scott Shalaway gives a rundown of his favorite bird feeders and details what to look for when making your selection.
finch eating sunflower seeds

The colder months are here, it's time review the best foods to offer backyard birds.

Fall is a special time for Scott Shalaway. As his father did with him, he uses all the changes of the season to teach his children and grandchildren.
cedar waxwing

Earlier this month, residents of Gilbert, Minnesota were alarmed by flocks of birds behaving erratically. Find out what causes birds to get drunk.

Mixed flocks of birds frequent feeders during fall and winter. Offer suet and sunflower seeds and learn to identify the "social climbers."

Last year FeederWatchers submitted 156,076 checklists, a new record. They reported a total of more than seven million birds.
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