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Forum: Biodiversity 05-17-2019, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Gloria
In the following post Stephen Packard talks about...

In the following post Stephen Packard talks about how to restore a woodland.

https://woodsandprairie.blogspot.com/2019/05/how-to-restore-spring-flora-of-oak-woods.html
Forum: Biodiversity 05-17-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By Gloria
When and where to see natureís bloom Chicago

I was not surprised to read that species diversity is so high in Chicago’s many parks preservers and nature centers. Chicago area nature lovers have been at the task of keeping it that way. This blog...
Forum: Biodiversity 05-17-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Gloria
Birds. In spring

A tale of birds from the restoration man.

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Forum: Biodiversity 05-17-2019, 05:21 AM
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Views: 93
Posted By Gloria
Woodland biodiversity

What should be growing in the woods after the first spring ephemerals? Some information to think about from Stephen Packard. ...
Forum: Threatened & Endangered Species 05-04-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Gloria
Fixed a few mistakes in the opening post of this...

Fixed a few mistakes in the opening post of this thread. I must have been tired.

Yes it is a pretty carrion beetle. The burying beetle is missing in so much of its range that these efforts to...
Forum: Composting 05-03-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Gloria
Right, such wonderful stuff coming from what most...

Right, such wonderful stuff coming from what most people are throwing away to go to a landfill.


May 5 Ė 11, 2019
International Compost Awareness Week.

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Forum: Composting 05-02-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Gloria
There is a nice video with some explanation . ...

There is a nice video with some explanation . https://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/compost/how-to-compost/?fbclid=IwAR2kY8Ve_36V4lj-Xf1X4HrIH-npYN-8T2eKMsq8lgyIh9hH8t_mBt3YR-k
Forum: Composting 05-02-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Gloria
Itís Composting Awareness Week!

https://www.compostfoundation.org/ICAW/ICAW-Home?fbclid=IwAR1uQmwWvMPf2W5sN04idCR2tw9y9nOHZRCt8CAkO1-U6PHnIG5g1TiKckQ
Forum: Threatened & Endangered Species 05-02-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Gloria
Burying Beetle listing endangered

While the biting beetle is not seen in a few more states it is onlybecause of efforts made to protect and expand local populations. Without these protects the beetle would soon disappear in many...
Forum: Hey, that's interesting! 04-17-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Gloria
Well , chickens and Guinea fowl are good at...

Well , chickens and Guinea fowl are good at keeping tick populations low as well as some insect eating mammals like opossum. Spiders will eat ticks but they do not often come in contact but the more...
Forum: Hey, that's interesting! 04-13-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Gloria
Long grass no tick increases.

This is good news. So many people are worried about increased tick presence in their yards if they let the grass get longer. Especially those with pets.
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Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 04-01-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Gloria
Resting queen bumble bees in the leaf litter in spring

Another good reason to let the leaf litter stay on the ground. Garden corridors and nature preserves and urban parks help these queens move over greater distances to find a place with adequate food...
Forum: Biodiversity 04-01-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Gloria
A spotted turtle encounter. ...

A spotted turtle encounter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_K7B92jv44

Fairy shrimp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73tM8DqByio
Forum: Biodiversity 04-01-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Gloria
Spring migration at vernal pools. I love the...

Spring migration at vernal pools. I love the professor's water camera on a stick. Just awesome footage.

Part one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DrANofiaMA

Part two...
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Forum: Biodiversity 04-01-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Gloria
This video starts out discussing several wetland...

This video starts out discussing several wetland types so that the difference from vernal pools is apparent. Then vernal pool ecology and wildlife are shown.

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Forum: Biodiversity 04-01-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Gloria
https://www.pbs.org/video/maine-sense-place-vernal...

https://www.pbs.org/video/maine-sense-place-vernal-pools/
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 03-31-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Gloria
Male bees spotted babysitting

So the males can be useful to have hanging around.



https://www.sciencenews.org/article/first-male-bees-spotted-babysitting-are-mostly-stepdads
Forum: North American Native Plants 03-28-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Gloria
Henry David Thoreau, understanding effects of climate change

It is becoming apparent that different species are reacting to climate change at different rates creating variance in emerging which can be detrimental to some species that have historically critical...
Forum: Biodiversity 03-27-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Gloria
If this kind of information fascinates you check...

If this kind of information fascinates you check out this pdf link.

https://blogs.uakron.edu/weeks/files/2016/01/Colburn-et-al-Vernal-Pools-Book-Chapter.pdf

Diversity and Ecology of Vernal Pool...
Forum: Biodiversity 03-27-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Gloria
Spring in a vernal pool

Video / Podcast... from The Native Plant Podcast. Information about the frogs and salamanders but also the creatures that feast on them. Native plants food for the insects which feed the frogs which...
Forum: Stewardship 03-24-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Gloria
Our species may only remain successful if we are...

Our species may only remain successful if we are able to grasp and act on the more abstract benefits to mankind in learning to place importance on nature, the earth and all life, even when at odds...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-21-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Gloria
We are not afraid of coyotes. Just this morning...

We are not afraid of coyotes. Just this morning my husband had to leave in the wee morning hours and we saw a coyote take off and run down the street along the parked cars. Not the first time either....
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-21-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Gloria
I think this is the link. ...

I think this is the link.

https://www.wnem.com/news/landowner-speaks-after-rare-lynx-caught-on-his-property/article_31a1b554-4a3e-11e9-ab5c-4fcf7178aaba.html


I watched the video of the...
Forum: Threatened & Endangered Species 03-20-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By Gloria
Western Fresh water Mussels of concern...

https://xerces.org/western-freshwater-mussels/?fbclid=IwAR3KjUbjuG6Jjj1Kvc3jMKbWRV6GNtm8LOh-L8EeWm1aR9qqRBP7-gx7jGM
Forum: North American Wildlife 03-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Gloria
Raccoons with distemper in cook county Illinois.

Not zombie raccoons but the danger of many raccoons testing positive again this year with distemper is real for pet owners...get that vaccine. Report any odd behavior observed. I wonder if there have...
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