Thursday, January 19, 2017

A frequent question among readers in the aftermath of last winter’s deep freeze was, “How do birds survive overnight low temperatures that plunge below zero degrees Fahrenheit?”

Feeding backyard birds can be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it.

With the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon fresh on our minds, I’m pleased to report an easy and inexpensive way that everyone can help prevent future extinctions of wildlife by simply mailing a letter.

While well-intentioned, feeding deer corn is still not advisable.

The concept of conservation, using resources sustainably over time, is relatively new.

Some promising sings for monarchs.

Last winter many readers wrote to ask how wildlife could survive the frigid polar vortices.

Passenger pigeons are an example why we should never underestimate extinction.

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Lake Erie Algae

A little phosphorus makes Lake Erie the "Walleye Capital of the World," but too much phosphorus can lead to harmful algal blooms.
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