Toads of Todmorden

These Common Toads were filmed on April 24th, rather late considering that toads emerge from hibernation around February/March and head straight to ancestral ponds to breed, following the same migration route each year. Males are smaller than females and many stop on the migration route waiting for the females to arrive so they can hitch […]

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EPA Cancels Registrations of Two Bird-Killing Pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the cancellation of two toxic pesticides that were documented by American Bird Conservancy to have recurrently poisoned hundreds of birds. Read full article published by American Bird Conservancy. Dimethoate is an insecticide used on many different food products including blueberries, a fruit often eaten by birds such […]

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Agency Announces Additional Habitat Protection for Northern Spotted Owl

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is recommending increased protection for some important old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest to benefit the threatened Northern Spotted Owl, but at the same time is recommending management standards that could allow logging of owl habitat in forests east of the Cascades. “The increase in the amount of […]

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