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Protect Your Yard From Digging Animals

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – While working outside, some people may find they are not the only ones digging around. Animals, such as squirrels, chipmunks, armadillos and moles, are known culprits for digging in yards, gardens and flower beds…

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Wild Turkey Management in Alabama

The wild turkey thrives as a classic example of wildlife management success. During the Depression years, wild turkeys numbered fewer than 10,000 in Alabama and were restricted to scattered pockets of isolated habitat. In the short time sin…

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SmartMap 2.0: The Next Step of Information

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Technology is the future. While technology has been in homes, businesses and classrooms for many years, now technology is also helping those who work and play outdoors. The newest SmartMap release from Alabama Ex…

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Nonvenomous Snakes Can Pose a Health Risk

AUBURN, Ala. –As the weather gets warmer, snakes and other wildlife will be on the move. Many people will come across a nonvenomous snake at some point. Though they have many good qualities, nonvenomous snakes can still pose a health risk…

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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Trips through the creek, treks up a mountainside and excursions in the woods are fun summer pastimes. Spending time outdoors is part of the fun of summertime. However, outdoor pests, such as ticks, can put a damper…

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Avoiding Poisonous Plants

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warmer weather is sending people in droves to participate in many outdoors activities. In many of these instances, people are in close contact with plants. When camping, hiking, playing in the yard and even worki…

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Cut Stump Herbicide Treatments for Invasive Plant Control

Homeowners can learn the correct procedure for controlling woody invasive plants with the cut stump treatment method—a simple way to control woody invasive plants. An herbicide solution is applied directly to the stump top immediately aft…

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SmartMap Education Program

Smart devices and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are making geospatial technology adoptable, affordable, and easy to operate for a broad range of nontechnical users. SmartMap is a series of hands-on introductory workshops providing trainin…

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Camera Surveys – Management Minute Video

Here are some tips for using cameras to sample your deer population. Learn more from Alabama Extension’s Jordan Graves in this video.

Jordan Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Extens…

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Wood Duck Management In Alabama

More than 25 species of waterfowl occur seasonally along the coastal and inland waters of Alabama. Only one species,the wood duck, occurs statewide throughout the year and nests extensively in Alabama.

On wooded wetlands and beaver po…

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Field Guide to The Identification of Japanese Stiltgrass

Introduction
Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), also called Nepalese browntop, is an aggressive invader of forest lands throughout the eastern United States. Infestations can impact the diversity of native species, reduce w…

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Stop Cogongrass Hitchhikers

Cogongrass is an aggressive weed that is rapidly spreading across Alabama and the Southeast. Learn important steps you can take to slow the spread of this environmental invader.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is a noxious…

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Forest Diseases in the Southeastern United States

On an annual basis diseases “take” more timber in the United States than companies harvest.
Disease is a disorder or abnormal growth that destroys the usefulness of the product.
Disease can be either Abiotic – nonliving disorders …

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A Key to Common Native Trees of Alabama

This key can help you identify 69 of the most common native trees found in Alabama. Keys such as this one, which is based on a series of choices between two statements, are called dichotomous keys. This key was designed for use during the g…

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