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Hellbender and Mudpuppy
One of the main problems facing eastern hellbender conservation is that many people mistake this endangered salamander for another common species called a mudpuppy. This new video explains how to tell the differences between the two and what to do if you see an eastern hellbender.
Bob Cordes
Got Nature's podcasts are a great way to learn about wildlife, forestry, and conservation issues from the experts themselves. Frequent Got Nature podcast contributor Bob Cordes emphasized this as he was featured in an article for the Sun Journal.
Jay Beugly teaching K12 students what is found in our streams
Students receive a hands-on look at some of the creatures living in rivers, they learn about water pollutants as well as the services that depend on the river. Jay Beugly, aquatics ecology specialist, FNR and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG), and Megan Gunn, research assistant working with Dr. Reuben Goforth and the FNR Aquatic Ecology Lab, give students the opportunity to experience the diversity of organisms living in streams.
The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is the largest national environmental education program for youth ages 8-19 and has received the Conservation Education Award by The Wildlife Society. Check out this new video, publication and web site for more information.
For this podcast we discuss the fall migration of our feathered reptiles, also known as birds. Just about anywhere you are this time of year, you might notice flocks of birds forming in the sky or new visitors on your bird feeders.
The relationship between the age of a deer and its antler development can be an indicator of the deer's health, and whether foraging conditions or harvest strategies should be changed. This quick and easy instructional video, "Age Determination in White-Tailed Deer", will walk you through the techniques.
White-tailed Deer with warts
Deer season is upon us. For this week's podcast we are going to be discussing wart-like growths, called fibromas, on white-tailed deer. Biologist Bob Cordes, from the Main Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, is our guest speaker sharing the causes of these warts, how they impact infected animals and what to do if you harvest a deer with fibromas.

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