Wildlife
Coyote, photo by Alfred Viola, bugwood.org
In acknowledging National Wildlife Week, #nationalwildlifeweek, it seems fitting to place this post regarding several concerned questions that we receive on coyotes. While folks are quick to recognize the call of spring peepers, or the song of robins, they are surprised to know other types of wildlife can call their backyard home.
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The hellbenders, also known as snot otter or mud-devil, continue to decline. You can help this endangered species by sharing these fun resources: brochures, lesson plans, videos and games.
Property owners with questions about woodland and wildlife management are encouraged to attend the Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop. The workshop will be held March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Boone County Enrichment Center, 1955 Burlington Pike in Burlington, Kentucky, two hours south of Indianapolis.
Grassland
When biologists and land managers talk about managing native warm-season grasses (NWSG) they are really talking about managing early-successional plant communities. Songbirds, northern bobwhite, ring-necked pheasants and white-tailed deer are among the wildlife species that use these areas for bedding and to hide from predators.
Hellbenders Rock! lesson plan
Teachers : this new lesson plan from The Nature of Teaching titled Hellbenders Rock! is full of engaging activities to teach K-5 students about the endangered eastern hellbender, while meeting Indiana academic standards.
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The Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop is designed to provide the woodland and wildlife property owner with forestry and wildlife related educational opportunities. Experts from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio will address any questions you may have regarding management of your properties.
Bovine Tb in white-tailed deer
What is Bovine tuberculosis and is it transmissible to humans? The answer to these frequently asked questions, along with details and resources, can be found on the Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources web page.

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