Wildlife
Nest box.
Now that the weather forecast is looking positive and the days are getting longer, this is a great time to think about wildlife habitat projects. Landowners and homeowners can be overwhelmed by all the different ways they can help wildlife on their property. An easy project that is fun to build and place on your property is a nest box.
Dr. Kimberly Terrell with eastern hellbender
Listen in on this new podcast about snototters, one of the largest amphibians on the planet.
Bald Eagle
While most of us think of spring as the bird breeding season, several species get a jump start during the winter. Bald Eagles build nests in large trees or snags near sources of food - rivers, streams and lakes during the winter season. Wildlife Extension Specialist, Brian MacGowan, shares a frequent question asked regarding what kind of activities can and can not take place around Bald Eagles.
Hellbenders raised in captivity for their first few years have a better chance of surviving in the w
Purdue University is partnering with three Indiana zoos and the state in a conservation program that will involve raising year-old hellbender salamanders and then a few years later returning them to their southern Indiana habitat to be tracked.