DeSantis Says He Will Help Migrants To Go To "Greener Pastures"
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Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds Preparing for Migration!
It's getting closer to migration time and the hummingbirds are visiting the feeders like never before this year! Music: Hulu Ukulele by Chris Haugen
Forest Service Closes Illinois Road to Protect Venomous Snakes During Mass Migration in Shawnee National Forest
Illinois residents and tourists can view the unusual and amazing phenomenon of thousands of snakes and other reptiles hurrying from their breeding grounds to reach the limestone bluffs where they'll hibernate this winter.
Chicago Residents Living in Highrise Urged to Turn Off Lights After 11:00pm
Chicagoans can help save migrating birds by turning off lights at night. For several months starting during the late summer, Chicagoans are encouraged to turn off their lights after 11:00pm if they live in high rise buildings. This can help prevent migrating birds from flying into their windows.
Young Ospreys Ready for Flight Over Lake Allatoona
For nesting ospreys at Georgia's Lake Allatoona, its almost time for the young to take flight. With more than a dozen man-made nesting platforms and other natural sites, it's not unusual to see ospreys soaring high above Lake Allatoona. The impressive large birds have a wingspan of over five feet. Due to their size and white heads, they often are confused with the larger bald eagle. We've been monitoring closely one pair of nesting ospreys with a platform nest at Allatoona Battlefield Park. The young have hatched, and based on size, age and other characteristics, the juveniles should be flying soon. Check out the video for more about the nesting ospreys and their young.
After mild winter, dry spring, expect summer miller moth invasion
(Denver, CO.) Miller moths are out in force this year, buzzing around porch lights and darting through intersections to avoid swooping birds. The populations of these moths, which are the adult stage of the army cutworm, fluctuate every year depending on a constellation of factors. The preceding winter and spring are essential for the fuzzy, dusty invertebrates. This last winter was mild, and the spring was dry, which means lots of miller moths, according to Shiran Hershcovich, lepidopterist manager at the Butterfly Pavilion.
How does turning your lights off help migrating birds?
(Denver, Colo.) Over the next few months, billions of birds will migrate worldwide. Many will pass through Colorado at night. April is Lights Off for Bird Migration Month. "In the coming weeks, tens of millions of birds - from statuesque sandhill cranes to smaller meadowlarks and bluebirds - will pass through our state, marking a yearly pilgrimage that Coloradans have marveled at for generations," said Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera in a statement.
Hummingbirds Are Aflutter! First Sightings in North Georgia Signal Increasing Spring Arrivals
The hummingbirds have landed. Or at least some have stopped over for a rest in North Georgia on their annual northerly migration to nesting areas along the east coast of the United States.
The Greater Sandhill Crane migration through Colorado is “beyond fantastic”
(Denver, Colo.) Standing 3 to 4 feet tall, with a red forehead and long stick-like legs, the Greater Sandhill Crane has spent spring break in Colorado and Nebraska for millions of years.