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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.
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.
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 trees.
This Spanish-language version of our helpful, how-to guide Tree Installation: Process and Practices by Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forestry Specialist, aids in choosing, planting, and maintaining trees. It includes a 12-step planting process, Indiana native tree and utility-friendly tree charts, information on Midwest hardiness zones, and detailed tree-planting graphics and photographs.