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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

…e others buy from vendors with pre-cut trees. Norm Haley, an Alabama Extension regional agent of forestry, wildlife and natural resources, said either of these options usually have several species to choose from.

“Common Christmas tree…

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Backyard Bird Feeding

…the seasonal group of birds in the yard.

Bence Carter, an Alabama Extension regional agent in forestry, wildlife and natural resources, said Alabama’s bird population is made up of not only resident birds, but also migrant birds flocking…

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Prescribed Fires: Great Tool for Land Management

…d promotion for controlled burns have been on the rise.

Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said fires are a natural part of many of our ecosystems.

“With prescribed fire, w…

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Recent Rains Ease Wildfire Threat

… is considered abnormally dry, and just over 25 percent of the state is drought-free.

Alabama Extension forestry and natural resources agent Spenser Bradley said it is important to take proper steps to ensure safety and prevent widesprea…

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Alabama 4-H Member Named Youth Conservationist of the Year

…unty 4-H Wildlife team members, won the state 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) contest. WHEP is a hands-on natural resources program that teaches wildlife and fisheries management. Rankins placed first in the competition in the…

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4-H Hosts Successful Statewide Competitive Events Day

… Wel, Marshall County

Senior Level II

1st Place: Hannah Enskat, Limestone County

Freestyle Showcase (Natural Resources)

Senior Level I

1st Place: Christopher Ramey, Etowah County

Senior Level II

1st …

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Alabama’s Black Bear

…ent studies have found these populations could be expanding.

Norm Haley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said the decrease in the number of black bears was due to several factors.

“Black…

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Venomous Snakes of Alabama

…how to identify and avoid these snakes.
Six Venomous Snakes
Bence Carter, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said the six venomous snakes of Alabama include the Eastern coral snake, copperhead, c…

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Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Advances to National Competition

…d of their accomplishments,” said Emily Nichols, an Alabama Extension specialist charged with guiding Alabama 4-H’s natural resources and environmental education programs.

The Pickens County team will represent Alabama in the upcomin…

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4-H Wildlife Teams Compete in State Competition

… County senior team. WHEP is a wonderful opportunity for students, and it teaches them to be good stewards of Alabama’s natural resources,” Nina McCormick said. “This team practiced hard and put in many study hours. It is a great honor for …

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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

…mptoms and seek medical help if needed.
Finding a Host
Dr. Beau Brodbeck, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said ticks have several ways of finding and attaching to hosts.

“Ticks find their…

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Avoiding Poisonous Plants

…son just touching poison ivy, oak or sumac. Andrew Baril, an Alabama Extension regional agent of forestry, wildlife and natural resources, said problems occur with these plants when someone crushes the leaves or stem and releases the oils.

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IPM Guides Useful Tools For Farmers

…oper use of pesticides and herbicides.

Dr. J. Mike Phillips, Alabama Extension director of agriculture, forestry and natural resources, said these are great resources for producers.

“The IPM guides combine important information into o…

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Support Alabama 4-H on Tiger Giving Day

…on System. “The donations will permit young people to experience team building activities while exploring Alabama’s natural resources and gain an understanding of the web of life in Alabama ecosystems.”

Whether conquering fears on …

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