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DuPage County May Start Killing Mosquitoes In Forest Preserves

WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — A change in policy for dealing with mosquitoes in the DuPage County Forest Preserves could make recreation in the woods this year a little more comfortable. 231 more words


Bird of the Month: Red-winged Blackbird

(Opening photo credit:  Len Blumin)

“I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.

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Crows are among the smartest of all the birds

We watch them and listen to their irritating call. It certainly doesn’t sound very intelligent, but crows are so intelligent it’s almost scary.

Drive, walk or jog down the road without any weapon and crows won’t pay you any mind. 486 more words


New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough To Keep Just The Bad Bugs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape — and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. 589 more words


Vaccinosis? Should I be worried? Ask the Vet.

Every year I have to vaccinate my horse for a variety of things. In North America the list of recommended vaccinations is quite long.

1.       Flu and Rhinopneumonitis ( Equine Herpesvirus) 1,104 more words

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California's Booming Mosquito Population Puts Public At Increasing Risk

SANTA CRUZ (KCBS) — If you think you’re seeing more mosquitoes these days, you’re right.  A new study from UC Santa Cruz shows the mosquito population in our state is growing at an astonishing rate. 202 more words


Retention pond concerns persist; city to add inspectors

AUSTIN (KXAN) — For the first time in nine years, Austin’s Watershed Protection Department is getting additional inspectors to check 7,000 privately-owned retention ponds across the city. 479 more words