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Citizen-Science Project from Your Own Backyard

Everyone has heard the old adage that fingers alone are weak, but when they make a fist, they become a solid, strong unit. Such is the case, too, when applied to research conducted through the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).

By Sean Hubbard, Oklahoma State

Cold Weather Provides Bird Watching Opportunities

Birds of a feather flock together. And, when it is cold out, some species in Oklahoma will bunch together, providing some unique bird watching opportunities.

“The recent cold snaps much of the state has endured this winter have given bird…[more]

By Sean Hubbard, Oklahoma State

Researchers Trace Bat Killer’s Path

As North American bats face a death toll approaching 7 million, University of Akron scientists reveal new clues about their killer, White Nose Syndrome, or WNS. The UA researchers reveal that the deadly WNS fungus can likely survive in caves…[more]

University of Akron


Single Gene Separates Queen from Workers

Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.

A team of scientists from Michigan State University and Wayne State University unraveled the gene’s inner workings and published the results in the current…[more]

Michigan State University


Pathogenic Plant Virus Jumps to Honeybees

A viral pathogen that typically infects plants has been found in honeybees and could help explain their decline. Researchers working in the U.S. and Beijing, China report their findings in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for…[more]

American Society for Microbiology


Bats Use Water Ripples to Hunt Frogs

As some male frogs serenade female frogs from a pond, they end up creating watery ripples that make them easier to target by rivals and predators such as bats, according to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and…[more]

University of Texas at Austin


Deer, Coyotes, Birds, Bear Cubs Are Not Outdoor Pets

We love to watch wildlife. According to U.S. Census Bureau, 96 percent of Arkansans love watching, feeding or photographing wildlife near our homes. However cute or compelling these animals may be, they should never be considered pets, said Becky McPeake,…[more]

By University of Arkansas

DNA Testing Confirms Canine Shot in Wayne County was a Wolf

DNA testing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has confirmed that a canine shot in Wayne County in late November by a private landowner while hunting is a grey wolf, most similar to grey wolves from the Great…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Can You Distinguish Different Geese in the Field?

Duck hunting time is growing short for Arkansans, but some of them will keep active for a while with geese. Duck season ends Sunday, Jan. 26, and so do regular goose hunting seasons. But we have the hunt that isn’t…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Snowy Owls Visiting Missouri

In the magical realm of Harry Potter, many fans will recall his pet snowy owl Hedwig. Long before this beautiful owl cast a spell on the literary front, snowy owls have bewitched those who have seen them in person. Now,…[more]

By Missouri Dept. of Conservation
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