Wildlife
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.
FNR Extension Interns at elementary school
Purdue University's Department of Forestry and Natural Resources seeks candidates for extension internship positions. FNR is pleased to announce a new program that will provide undergraduate extension internship opportunities for qualified students this summer.
Planting seedlings.
Trees are planted for various reasons including, timber production, wildlife habitat, riparian buffers, native woodland restoration, windbreaks, watershed protection, erosion control, and conservation. If you are contemplating planting trees or shrubs for conservation purposes this spring, it is not too late to order seedlings from Indiana nurseries.