Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

UGA Wildlife Management and Identification Publications

NHS-01-01 Copperhead NHS-02-02 Mammal ID Key Skins & skulls NHS-05-04 Armadillo NHS-06-05 Brown Water Snake NHS-06-06 Brown Anole NHS-06-07 American Toad NHS-09-08 Rusty Blackbird NHS-09-09 Altamaha Spinymussel NHS-10-11 Cougar NHS-10-12 Eastern Indigo Snake NHS-11-10 Key to Mammals Skulls of Georgia & the Southeast NHS-11-13 Red Wolf WFS-05-01 Black Bear WFS-05-02 Ruffed Grouse WMS-02-01 Food Plots-...

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UGA Wildlife Control Publications

Following are good wildlife control publications from UGA WDS-05-01 Using Milorganite to temporarily repel white-tailed deer from food plots WDS-05-02 Using Milorganite to repel white-tailed deer from ornamental plantings WDS-05-03 Evaluation of attractants for live-trapping nine-banded armadillos WDS-07-04 Nutria (Myocastor coypus) WDS-07-05 Moles WDS-07-06 Feral Swine...

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Wildlife Sanctuary Certification

Q: We saw a TV show about wildlife sanctuaries. We have three acres of land with ponds, birdhouses, all sorts of flowers, vegetables, and a virtual forest in front of the house. How can we be certified as a wildlife...

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How To be Sherlock Holmes in the Landscape

I receive more than 5000 emails a year asking my advice on solving landscape problems. I can’t keep all that information in my head so I depend on several websites to give me the first clues to identify the problem...

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South Africa – Animals

South Africa, of course, is known for the wide variety of animals that live in the grasslands. We went out at 5:30 a.m. and again at 4:40 p.m. each day to look for animals. Surprisingly, the animals mostly ignore the...

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Identifying Insects, Plants and Animals

My neighbor Chrissy has taught me more about the insects that live in my neighborhood than any adult possibly could have. Every couple of days there comes a short “Ding Dong” of our doorbell, followed by a couple of firm...

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Woodpecker – Control

V. C. called me in an agitated state. “A woodpecker is pecking holes in my kitchen window screen!”, she exclaimed. “What can I do to keep this bird from visiting me every morning?” This is the time of year when...

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Chameleon – Feeding

I had an interesting call this week – a fellow who raises chameleons needed to know how to culture fruit flies to feed to the reptiles. This is pretty far afield for the Extension Service – we can tell you...

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Mole Control – Castor Oil

Moles can be a real bother in a lawn. Many times the best control option is to mash down their tunnels with your shoe and forget about them. A commercial product which contains castor oil has appeared. Research results on...

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Eggs – How They Are Made

You look at an egg and wonder…..just how did this get made inside a chicken? And how exactly does a baby chick get inside there? And what’s that yucky white stuff on the yolk? Here are some references to help...

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Deer Repellents – Scientific Research

There are many repellents for deer; some are sold commercially and some are concocted by homeowners. I found two articles that actually used the scientific process to evaluate deer repellents. Reducing Deer Damage Comparative Analysis of Deer...

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Wildlife – Attracting with Fruit Trees

Rick Hindman recently sent me an e-mail requesting information on attracting wildlife. It gave me a great opportunity to brush up on the food needs of wild animals. In Rick’s words, “I live in Carroll county, and I want to...

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Wildlife – Attracting with Good Habitat

Last week I listed food plants that attract wildlife to a landscape. Persimmon, apple, plum and blueberry plants were high on my roster but I also described oak, dogwood, serviceberry, beautyberry, cherry laurel, red buckeye, mulberry and honey locust. I...

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Deer Repellent – One Gardener’s Experiences

Deer can cause a LOT of damage to a landscape in winter. With their normal green food gone, your shrubbery and pansies look pretty inviting to deer….even when it is close to the house. I have no magic bullet repellent...

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Heron – Control

Every year, many pond keepers lose fish from their ponds following the visit of a heron. The occasional visit of these magnificent birds can create a great deal of interest, but unfortunately they are efficient predators and can decimate the...

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How to Handle Dead Birds

With all of the news about Bird Flu and West Nile Virus, it’s easy to become concerned when you see a dead bird. Could it be infected or not? How should it be disposed of safely? Should it be reported?...

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Deer and Rabbit Control – Using Plantskydd

“I heard you mention the product Plantskydd repellant on your Saturday broadcast a week or two ago. Here is a rosarian’s experience: “In a short phrase, IT SEEMS TO WORK! “I ordered mine on line at www.highcountrygardens.com . I purchased...

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Deer Control – Using a Scarecrow Device

From a local rose grower. “We have a large lot (1 1/2 acres, more than 200 roses). We have seen as many as nine deer at one time in our pasture, fairly close to the garden, in late afternoon. “Last...

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