Young Bucks Outdoors

Bradford Pear Trees—The beautiful menace

Bradford Pear Trees—The beautiful menace

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Beautiful blossoms on beautiful trees have an ugly, invasive impact on native trees. Spring tree-planting is a great family activity, and it’s fun to watch the tree you’ve planted grow through the years. You may even know the kind of tree you want. It’ll be the first to flower in the spring, its leaves will turn into a fantastic blaze of orange and...

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a cloud! Take a photo!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a cloud! Take a photo!

By Joe Atkinson, NASA Langley Research Center

Photo: You can make up to 10 cloud observations per day using the GLOBE Observer app. – Image courtesy NASA. Citizen scientists and cloud watchers of all ages, get your phones ready! Stay alert to join the GLOBE cloud observation challenge. From March 15 through April 15, citizen scientists of all ages can make up to 10 cloud observations per day using the GLOB...

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YBO Critter Tales

Crowded aquarium? Don’t dump it outside
Crowded aquarium? Don’t dump it outside

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Biologists hope aquarium and ornamental pond owners will learn about the unpredictable results of releasing exotic species. It’s almost summer, time for a long vacation, and you want to clean up or empty the aquarium in the cla... READ MORE


Is that a snake, lizard or worm?
Is that a snake, lizard or worm?

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: This charming glass lizard has a unique way to escape enemies by shedding its tail. You’re on a hike in the woods when you glance down and stop moving. That’s a snake, right? However, a second look may have you wondering ... READ MORE


Do not feed the bears. Period.
Do not feed the bears. Period.

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Hungry bears eat whatever they can find, and in spring that’s often the seed in your birdfeeder. – Photo courtesy Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It’s spring and the bear warnings have started. If you liv... READ MORE


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