Exploring the Ozarks Outdoors: freshare.net

Category: Wildlife

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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…[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

Birders Flock to Look at Visiting Snowy Owl

A single snowy owl, most unusual in Arkansas, is drawing birders to the Port of Little Rock area.

Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish commission, said, “About two weeks ago, Lenord Vaughn,…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Magic Mix a Staple for Arkansas Backyard Bird Feeders

With winter on hand, a sizeable percentage of Arkansans are feeding birds in their yards, on decks and other handy places. Magic Mix is heavily in use. What is Magic Mix? How do you make it? Where do you buy…[more]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Spiders Partial to a Side Order of Pollen with Their Flies

Spiders may not be the pure predators we generally believe, after a study found that some make up a quarter of their diet by eating pollen.

Dr. Dirk Sanders of the University of Exeter demonstrated that orb web…[more]

University of Exeter

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