Wildlife Extinction: Critical and Manmade

The Passenger Pigeon clearly represents a developing theme of earth's extinction: critical and manmade.

Introduction: Scientists are of a consensus opinion that wildlife extinction: critical and manmade is reaching a dangerous level.  This article presents a summary of four extinct species that have recently disappeared from earth and the contributing causes of their demise.  Subsequently, the current rate of extinction is compared to the background rate to determine if … Read moreWildlife Extinction: Critical and Manmade

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Florida’s Invasive Invasion

The invasive House Gecko

Introduction: “Florida’s Invasive Invasion” is a perfect example of the second leading cause of what many scientists describe as the sixth mass extinction.  According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the current rate of extinction is 1,000 times greater than the long-term historical pace.  Additionally, the same organization suggests that we could lose 30 – … Read moreFlorida’s Invasive Invasion

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Attracting The Nesting Blue Bird

Attracting Nesting Blue Birds

Introduction For those who love nature and wildlife, few scenes are more enduring than a mother bird feeding their young.  This article, “Attracting The Nesting Blue Bird” was written to fulfill that need. Going one step further, few birds are more people-friendly and accommodating with their parenting skills than Blue Birds.  With that much established, … Read moreAttracting The Nesting Blue Bird

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Squirrel Proofing The Bird Feeders

Thieving Squirrel

Introduction In researching strategies and methods of squirrel proofing bird feeders, we found Roger Chilson to be the ideal source of information. He is this blog’s go-to resource on creating a bird and urban wildlife friendly home environment. He first starts off describing the problem of squirrels in the bird yard and then provides some … Read moreSquirrel Proofing The Bird Feeders

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Paddles & Fresh Fins

Fresh water paddle fishing

The Author Michael Agner uses about 50 years of paddle fishing experience to edify the topic of paddle fishing.  Most of that experience came from fresh water fishing in North Central Florida.  Fortunately that experience generalizes easily to most geographical areas.  The book clearly illustrates the author’s love for nature and the outdoors, and it … Read morePaddles & Fresh Fins

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