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Beware this King Kong of monster plants

Beware this King Kong of monster plants

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: UV-light exposure on skin touched by giant hogweed sap creates extremely painful blisters. It’s King Kong of monster plants, and it might be growing in the woods near you. From a distance, it looks pretty—like a spectacular, gigantic relative of Queen Anne’s Lace. But giant hogweed is one of the most toxic plants you could ... READ MORE

Over half a million arrows fly at 2019 Eastern NASP Nationals

Over half a million arrows fly at 2019 Eastern NASP Nationals

By Brittany Jones/National Archery in the Schools

Photo: A record-setting 14,946 student archers competed during the 2019 National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament May 9-11 in Louisville. – Photo courtesy Genesis Archery. Louisville, Kentucky was flooded with planes, trains, buses and automobiles May 9-11, as more than 45,000 student archers, coaches, family and friends gat... READ MORE

You, too, can NestWatch

You, too, can NestWatch

By Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Around the world, birds are busily building nests and raising families—even near homes, offices or in local parks. Anyone who finds a bird's nest can help the scientists who study birds by reporting their observations to the NestWatch project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The nationwide monitoring program tracks status and trends in th... READ MORE

Plant a tree or three!

Plant a tree or three!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Planting a native tree and practicing proper tree care are things every family can do to observe Arbor Day. – Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation. What’s a little dirt, a shovel and a small native tree between friends or family? It could be Arbor Day, tree-planting time in your area, or you could live in one of many stat... READ MORE

Trail cams to the rescue!

Trail cams to the rescue!

By Buckmasters Online

Throughout the vast 1.5 million-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin near Lake Superior, conservationist biologists are now using trail cam technology to search for the elusive American marten. Early images reveal the biologists’ combination of bait and ingeniously placed yardsticks that measure and identify American martens... READ MORE

Start the year right—Hike!

Start the year right—Hike!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Last year nearly 55,000 Americans began the New Year by collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country on the guided hikes, like this group in New York. – Photo courtesy New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Across the country, there exists a dedicated band of people who begin the new year with a hike. Some ... READ MORE

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