Wildlife
Record the Earth-Earth Day Soundscape Festival
Celebrate Earth Day by attending the Earth Day Soundscape Festival with live music and dance performances and by recording Earth sounds.
Plant trees for shade, drawing on strategic planting
Homeowners can make their yards not only more attractive but their homes more energy-efficient by planting the right trees in the right place, a Purdue Extension urban forestry specialist says. Lindsey Purcell said trees create a cooling effect during the hot summer months and allow for passive solar gain - heat directly from the sun after leaves have fallen - during winter months.
Dr. Shem Unger, hellbender Got Nature? podcast
Giant salamanders are sensitive to changes in their aquatic environment. Listen to this new podcast interviewing Dr. Shem Unger on the effects of sedimentation on the physiology of juvenile eastern hellbenders.
Hellbender in concrete nest box
The Midwest has shown some of the most significant declines in hellbender populations. Listen about the conservation efforts in West Virginia and Ohio which includes eDNA surveys, concrete nest boxes, and captive rearing and release programs for these often referred to "snot otters".