Wildlife

Cottage Q&A: Deterring bats

How do you discourage bats that are hanging on the outside of a cabin? The main issue is that their feces fall on the deck and in front of the doorway where we walk.—Herb Kuehne, via email First of all, thank you for asking a question that isn’t overtly bat-bashing. They got enough problems! Cottagers … Continued

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Creek in Houghton County to be treated for lamprey

In Michigan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to Schlotz Creek, located in the community of Oskar, in Stanton Township, to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. Read the full story by The Daily Mining Gazette. Read the full story Tags: Daily News

US: Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initial determination that the region’s wolves could again be in peril — after decades spent restoring them — will kick off a year-long biological review.

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Dragonfly, kangaroos among Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have released a list of images shortlisted for the 2021 competition. After receiving hundreds of images from around the globe, the list has been narrowed to 42. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for the image that made them laugh out loud the loudest for the Affinity Photo … Continued

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40 year survey sheds light on the future of loon populations in Canada

There may be trouble brewing on the horizon for the common loon (Gavia immer). Birds Canada has released a summary report for its Canadian Lakes Loon Survey (CLLS) program, pulling together all of the data collected by over 4000 volunteer citizen scientists since the program began 40 years ago. The report shows a significant decrease … Continued

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