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Backyard hobby brings lessons in chicken physiology, psychology ... - The Herald Journal


The Herald Journal
Our voyage into the world of chicken ownership has been an interesting venture. Last summer (as you recall) we purchased three unique additions for our Dr. Doolittle yard and pet.

Take a nature walk to learn about flora and fauna on the Dana Point Headlands - OCRegister


OCRegister
Want to learn about the plants and animals that live on the Dana Point Headlands? A Nature Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 7. Participants should bring water, wear a hat and apply sunscreen. The two-hour walk starts at 9 a.m. and is about 1.5 ...

The Nat invites La Jolla nature-lovers to join City challenge - La ... - La Jolla Light


La Jolla Light
On the last weekend in April, San Diego Natural History Museum (aka The Nat) is inviting San Diegans of all ages to join a worldwide City Nature Challenge, with some 60 cities participating.

Mycorrhiza - Backyard Nature

Burlington, Ontario - Canada

The word "mycorrhiza" is built from classical Greek roots. Myco means "fungus" and rhiza means "root," so the word mycorrhiza literally means "fungus-root." When the hyphae of certain fungi form specialized sheaths around the roots of certain plants, that fungal root-coating is the mycorrhiza.

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Global clearinghouse for mycorrhizal information. Organized links and information related for education, research and business applications of mycorrhizal symbiosis.

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Introduction to snake life in an average North American backyard. Sections on classification, snake adaptations, identification tips, and venomous species.

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Describes backyard breeders as individuals who keep a number of dogs and either breed them deliberately or just let them breed with no understanding of or concern about the breed standard, socializing dogs, or maintaining their health.

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Allows users from around the world to upload photos, drawings, and descriptions of the natural surroundings where they live, their "backyard."

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Photos of and comments on some of the moths showing up in John Himmelman's yard throughout the seasons, including Eyed Baileya, Lettered Sphinx, and Eastern Tent Caterpillars.

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Backyard Forest Stewardship
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From the Washington State Department of Natural Resources comes information on keeping your family safe from natural hazards, including wildfire, keep your forest healthy and attractive and improving wildlife habitat in your yard and forest.