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Magnolia tree.
Growth of a tree or flower is the result of the weather and the perpetuation of its natural growth cycle. To store sufficient resources for the following year, trees use the winter season as an opportunity to shuttle nutrients to their roots.
Spotted salamander
Awareness of the Eastern Hellbender is growing due to the decline in numbers. Extension specialists receive reports of a "hellbender" that is found in a barn, or on a basement floor, crawling across a driveway, or occasionally in a pond. Here are some resources to help identify these large salamanders.
Indiana Amphibian and Reptile ID Package, 4-books
Learn about reptiles and amphibians with the Indiana Amphibian and Reptile ID Package. The four books share information on each species and includes full-color photos, physical descriptions, list of similar species, and descriptions of important aspects of their ecology and behavior.
Rainscaping Education Program logo
Extension professionals around the state have the opportunity to receive training on hosting a Purdue Rainscaping Education Program in their county or region.
Drawing of sleeping tree, pixby.com.
Nearly all creatures exhibit differing behavior during the day and night. Is it possible that despite the carbon reinforced bark trees do the same thing? New research says "Yes!"
Stream with bank erosion.
It's Arbor Day again, and it's time to celebrate the importance of trees.Trees not only benefit people, they benefit aquatic wildlife like the Hellbender salamander.
Dragonite in Melbourne, Australia, www.flickr.com
In August of 2016, we posted an article about how the online game Minecraft teaches forest regeneration and helps users understand the pros and cons of various tree species. This year, we bring you information about Pokemon GO a game designed for your smartphone. While the premise of the game is to find cute creatures to befriend and train for battle, this game ultimately teaches additional lessons about nature and conservation.

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