Attracting Birds Part 3 — The Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners

By Judy Bernard, Master Gardener I hope you’ve enjoyed my first two blogs about attracting birds. In this one I’ll talk about your garden. To keep the birds coming year round, they need to be provided with an environment that accommodates their changing requirements. Native trees, shrubs and flowers that grow naturally in the forests […]

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Torrential Rain Leaves U.S. Midwest Vegetable Farmers Struggling With No Aid in Sight — TIME

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring’s torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham’s land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won’t get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses and he can’t fall…

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40 Retired Racehorses Removed From San Jacinto Ranch Due to Alleged Neglect, Starvation — KTLA

Animal control officers are considering whether to suggest criminal charges after about 40 retired racehorses were removed from a San Jacinto sanctuary that is accused of neglecting and starving the animals. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Monday that many of the horses taken from the California Equine Retirement Foundation were so skinny that their ribs were protruding. The…

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Woman Arrested After ‘Stomping’ On Sea Turtle Nest in Miami Beach — TIME

Chinese national Yaqun Lu, 41, was arrested on Saturday for endangering a sea turtle nest in a protected beach area of Miami Beach. Lu allegedly used one of the stakes that marked off the protected area to “jab” at the nest, and was also seen “stomping all over” it according to a statement from the…

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East Coast Birding Tour — Letter From Norfolk

Just back from this years East Coast Birding Tour. Some fantastic birds again, visiting sites along the east coast of Yorkshire and Northumberland. If you are a photographer and haven’t been on this tour yet … book a place on next year’s trip. You will not regret it. All food, accommodation, boat trip, guiding and […]

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Goose On The Loose! — Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 400. Domestic Goose in Wild What did the tooth brush want to become when he grew older? A broom. Interesting Fact: The domestication, as Charles Darwin remarks (The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication i. 287), is of very ancient date, with archaeological evidence for domesticated geese in Egypt more than […]

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