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How Our Zoos Help the Hellbenders, FNR-544
Purdue University has teamed up with four zoos to protect hellbenders. This effort is a worldwide collaboration as zoos, government agencies, and other conservation groups, implement much-needed conservation initiatives. Check out these videos and a new publication titled "How Our Zoos Help Hellbenders." Learn about the zoos that are collaborating with Purdue and the conservation efforts.
Turkey
Learn more about white-tailed deer, wild turkey, forest management for wildlife, native grass establishment, woody plant ID, invasive plant ID and control, along with cost-share and technical assistance opportunities. Experts will be demonstrating tree felling, girdling, prescribed fire and disking.
Storm damage, trees down
Many tree owners are faced with the decision of what to do with their trees relative to restoration or removal. This requires the expertise of trained, professional arborists to assist with the decision making regarding the best course of action.
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.
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Extension professionals around the state have the opportunity to receive training on hosting a Purdue Rainscaping Education Program in their county or region.

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