Water
Help the Hellbender Day, Columbian Park Zoo
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Continued efforts are made to save the Eastern Hellbender as numbers continue to decline. This Saturday, August 29th, the Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette, Indiana, is hosting a special event in honor of the hellbender salamanders. Those attending will learn more about the largest salamander in North America and how eggs are being protected to help save the hellbenders.
This year's record rainfall across parts of the Midwest could make it more difficult for grain producers to determine a late-season irrigation strategy, a Purdue and Michigan State Extension irrigation specialist says.
Pond
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.
Purdue University researchers were surprised to learn in their study of yellow perch that the specie
Over-fished yellow perch in Lake Michigan have recovered much quicker - by hundreds of years - in reaching reproductive maturity at a later age and larger size than scientists previously thought was possible, according to a Purdue University study.