Explore endangered species issues and conservation consciousness with Jennifer Bové. While you're here, tackle wildlife trivia and flashcards from the field. Having fun? Follow this site for more news, reviews, and resources from the great outdoors (boots are optional). Also, be sure to stop by Jen's Endangered Species site at About.com
If you're a birder, you know just what I'm talking about. If not, get savvy and hop on board the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Not only is it a fun excuse to get outside on wintery days, it's also a way to contribute valuable information to bird conservation efforts.
You probably won't spy an endangered Kirtland's warbler which migrates from the northern U.S. to the Bahamas during the winter.
If you care about wildlife and the habitat that our wild neighbors so desperately need, consider placing a portion of your property (or, heck, all of it) into a conservation easement with the help of a land trust. This is a way to legally protect your land from development or other destructive practices forever ... Or at least as long as the U.S. government reigns supreme. Learn more:
Our pets provide comfort, companionship, and faithful service. We name
them, and we pamper them to the point that they become part of the
family. It's easy to forget that Tabby or Fido are instinctive hunters. A
flutter of feathers or a twitch of a tail proves irresistible to them.
The media is muttering about the potential effects of the impending "fiscal cliff," but few newscasts are mentioning the impact this so-called "sequestration" will have on our natural resources - endangered species included.
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