Integrated Mosquito Management Protects People and Animals from Mosquitoes

Integrated Mosquito Management Protects People and Animals from Mosquitoes

Mosquito control staff use traps such as the gravid trap, shown here, to perform mosquito surveillance and make data-based control decisions. (Photo by Pablo Cabrera, San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District, via CDC Public Health Image Library) By Jennifer R. Gordon, Ph.D. Jennifer R. Gordon, Ph.D. “Mosquitoes are the best,” no one said. … Read more

Finding an elusive owl | The Gazette

Finding an elusive owl | The Gazette

Bird Watching: The Little North Needle is small, cute, and hard to locate Brandon Caswell – correspondent Dec 7 2021 11:22 A small northern owl roosting in Hickory Hill Park in Iowa City. This was a rare occasion when a sharpener was not obstructed by vegetation. Notice how the owl sleeps, clearly not stressed by … Read more

Brooklyn Bird Watch: December 8

Brooklyn Bird Watch: December 8

Brooklyn Bird Watch today features the Heather Wolf photo of a House Finch. As the Cornell Lab explains, the house finch was introduced from western North America to eastern North America relatively recently and received a “warmer reception” than other rivals. like the starling and the house sparrow. I know from other people that European … Read more

Florida to Try Feeding Starving Manatees, an Unprecedented Move

Florida to Try Feeding Starving Manatees, an Unprecedented Move

After a long debate, the Florida authorities decided to test the feeding of the wild manatees near Cape Canaveral. This decision is unprecedented because feeding the wildlife is considered illegal. But with hundreds of manatees dying of starvation in 2021, conservationists are desperate to save these creatures. For weeks, state officials have been considering whether … Read more

Baby Animals and More at the Zoo

Baby Animals and More at the Zoo

By Robert Bernstein We’re letting our Santa Barbara Zoo membership expire during COVID. But my wife Merlie made me come back to see him because of several new baby animals. It appears that the Zoo has doubled its membership price. But I went ahead and renewed anyway and we headed for a visit on Sunday. … Read more

Door to Nature: Molting Stress on Birds

Door to Nature: Molting Stress on Birds

After the second year, an adult male Baltimore Oriole has the bright orange and solid black plumage that most people recognize in the species. Photo by Roy Lukes. A few weeks ago my bird feeders were like O’Hare Airport. Well, not exactly, but there were so many rose-breasted grosbeaks, woodpeckers and blue jays landing and … Read more

Orbital Bees buzzes on TikTok

Orbital Bees buzzes on TikTok

DURHAM, NC – On the last hot day of the year, beekeeper Starling Krentz checked his bees one last time before saying goodbye until spring. Bees naturally stay inside the hive during the winter months to survive and can maintain their hive at a sustainable temperature during the cold months. But, Krentz is still worried … Read more