For this week's Boiler Up! For Wildlife podcast we will discuss a common summer and fall phenomenon that happens to a lot of homeowner's yard. You walk outside and something has completely dug up your beautifully landscaped yard. Our guest this week is Bob Cordes, a wildlife biologist from Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
This very wet summer has tested some ponds ability to hold and safely release excess water. Bob Rode, Extension Aquaculture Specialist, shares how overflow structures, along with other management practices, can aid in the goal of a safe and healthy pond.
The Got Nature? podcast titled "Rainscaping" focuses on ways to manage excess water in your yard or neighborhood and thus, minimizing polluted runoff from reaching our waterways. Kara Salazar, Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist, shares how in a residential setting we can put water to work for us in a sustainable way.
A new educational exhibit aimed for kindergartners to fifth graders called "A Salamander Tale" is ready to be shipped around the country and spread amphibian awareness. Play the video game "Hellbender Havoc" which provides a fun and unique way to learn about hellbenders.