What You Can Do to Stop Oak Wilt
By Paul Hetzler
It’s hard to be cheerful in a job where I am expected to keep up on each newly arrived or imminent threat from invasive insects, novel plant diseases, and worrisome trends in the environment. Although I typically deflate everyone’s happy-bubble when I give a talk, I’ve discovered we need not fret that the sky is going to fall.
Down in the States, the National Atmospheric Deposition Program is a joint effort of research institutions, government, and nonprofit groups. They monitor stuff which falls to Earth that is not some form of
July 7, 2019
Presqu’ile Bird Report for 28 Jun – 4 July 2019
HIGHLIGHTS: COMMON GOLDENEYE, BLACKPOLL WARBLER
There wasn’t much coverage this week and the heat made birding less productive. As in the past few weeks, most observations pertain to nesting birds and the many young that are fledging now.
Uncommon waterfowl (for this time of year) include an AMERICAN BLACK DUCK and an unidentified SCAUP on 28 Jun, a COMMON MERGANSER most of the week and three COMMON GOLDENEYE on 4 Jul, all off the beach. Only one RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen this week, on 4 Jul.
PIED-BILLED GREBES have
July 6, 2019 - Doug McRae