Keyword: Habitat

Neighborhood Conservation

There is money out there and available to landowners undertaking wildlife and land management. There are organizations, from federal agencies to non-profits and private foundations that would like to give you money to manage your land’s flora and fauna. The problem is that on their own, an individual landowner doesn’t have the capacity to meet the insurances these organizations need before they can offer their support. So why go it alone? Landowner cooperatives or alliances are exciting possibilities that are helping landowners and providing them with more opportunities.

Bog Turtles and Tussocks

Bog Turtles can be found in the eastern U.S. from Georgia to New York, not that one is easy to find. Surveys by trained biologists often come up empty. It has become a very rare species with population declines estimated around 90% over the last century. Still, the first observation of a Bog Turtle on iNaturalist.org was by someone who found it in the mouth of a dog (and he rescued it!).

Copperbelly Water Snake

Snakes, yikes, they are not the most loved creatures in the animal world. And yet, they can be appreciated. Snakes keep their prey populations in check. Copperbelly Water Snakes eat frogs and toads. Their name comes from the red-orange to slightly yellowish belly color that extends up the chin. They have dark colored scales on their back (dorsal) side that dip down into the belly region (Copperbelly Water Snake photo by jstark918 on iNaturalist.org).

Helpful Links For Your Land Projects

Finding information on the internet can be trying. One link leads to another and before you know it, an hour has passed and you’re too tired to read the article that you’ve found (maybe that’s just me). Maybe you find that there are so many helpful (or at least interesting) websites that your list of bookmarked sites has grown long.