habitat

Let’s Go Outside! The Benefits of Learning in the Outdoors

Learn how you can harness kids natural enthusiasm for being outdoors with engaging, hands-on lessons based in your local habitat.

Joining Forces with USFWS to Save Monarch Butterflies in the Southeast

Learn how the Wildlife Habitat Council and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working together to protect monarchs.

The Carbon-Sequestering Power of Soils

When you hear about atmospheric carbon levels, consider how the soil under our feet is so closely linked to the air above our heads.

Caribou Who?

With the winter holidays fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to write about caribou, which most people know by their other name—reindeer.

This Halloween, Embrace the Creepy-Crawlies!

Part 2: Spiders Spiders may resemble insects, but they are actually arachnids, with eight legs and two body segments. This is in contrast to insects, which have six legs and three body segments. Although they have venomous fangs, most spiders are too small to be a threat to humans. Many spiders eat insects and other […]

Soils in All the Colors of the Rainbow

A rainbow of soil is under our feet; red as a barn and black as a peat. It’s yellow as lemon and white as the snow; bluish gray. So many colors below. Hidden in darkness as thick as the night; the only rainbow that can form without light. Dig you a pit, or bore you […]

Get Outdoors this Spring with Citizen Science!

Now that it’s finally spring and things are warming up and beginning to grow, it’s a great time to get your employees and your local community engaged in outdoors activities as part of your corporate conservation program. One great way to do this is by participating in a citizen science project. Citizen science is scientific […]

The Soil is Alive!

This is the second in a series of blog posts about soil. We often think of soil as nothing more than “the dirt beneath your feet,” but soil is much more complex than that. There’s a whole other world of living creatures beneath our feet! Soils provide habitat for a rich, dynamic ecosystem for organisms ranging from […]

Pheasants Forever’s Youth Pollinator Habitat Program Aims to Help the Birds, Bees and Butterflies

WHAT IS THE YOUTH POLLINATOR HABITAT PROGRAM? Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever’s  (QF) Youth Pollinator Habitat Program provides support to over 750 grassroots chapters and their partners across the country to engage youth groups, families and communities in establishing pollinator habitat projects. The program’s objectives are to increase awareness about declining pollinator populations, educate […]

Reports of Reptiles and Amphibians Help Shape Michigan Management Strategies

The Michigan Herp Atlas Program is seeking assistance from people who observe reptiles and amphibians (collectively known as herpetofauna) in their natural habitats across Michigan. According to Program Administrator David Mifsud, volunteer observations are critical to the success of the project. More than 60% of Michigan’s amphibians and reptiles are listed by the Michigan Department […]
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