Young Bucks Outdoors

120 years of conservation history lives with the annual Christmas Bird Count

120 years of conservation history lives with the annual Christmas Bird Count

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Last year 79,425 volunteer observers in the field watched for birds at feeders and other locations to tally 48 million birds observed. – Photo courtesy Alice Popkorn. For the 120th year, the National Audubon Society is organizing its annual Christmas Bird Count. It is one of the longest running wildlife censuses in the world. Between Dec. 14 and Jan...

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Deciduous conifers late fall beauty—tamaracks and cypress

Deciduous conifers late fall beauty—tamaracks and cypress

By Buckmasters Online

When fall arrives and youngsters collect crisp, colorful fall leaves for their classrooms, leaves of a deciduous conifer are rarely displayed. That may be because the fall color that the needle-leaved trees produce arrives later in fall, after most deciduous trees have dropped their leaves. All deciduous trees—oaks and maples, for example—have flowering plant ...

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YBO Critter Tales

Wild Eastern indigo snake found in Alabama after 6-decade absence
Wild Eastern indigo snake found in Alabama after 6-decade absence

By David Rainer, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Photo: A juvenile Eastern indigo snake was recently discovered in Conecuh National Forest, which is the first evidence of reproduction in Alabama in more than 60 years. - Photo courtesy Francesca Erickson, David Rainer. Traci Wood admitted ... READ MORE


Wildcat cousin confusions
Wildcat cousin confusions

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The bobcat is the most common wildcat in North America, but it’s easily misidentified as its cousin, the lynx. – Photo courtesy Natalie Tsang. Earlier this year a student researcher in British Columbia made an interesting... READ MORE


See tegu, fear tegu, call DNR
See tegu, fear tegu, call DNR

By Buckmasters Online

It’s big. Not gigantic, but big. About 4 1/2-feet long, if it’s an adult. It’s invasive. And that’s the really scary part. Some people keep them as pets. But when they escape or grow so large that the pet owner can&r... READ MORE


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