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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&md... READ MORE

Take someone hunting or fishing Sept. 28: It’s National Hunting & Fishing Day

Take someone hunting or fishing Sept. 28: It’s National Hunting & Fishing Day

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Sharing knowledge and skills, adult hunters can mentor youth or adults through natural resources agency-sponsored mentoring programs. Photo courtesy Michigan Department of Natural Resources. National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September, remains one of the most effective grassroots efforts ever undertake... READ MORE

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

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