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- Controlling Rabbits in the Landscape
The eastern cottontail is approximately 15 to 19 inches in length and weighs two to four pounds.
- Dead Trees as Resources for Forest Wildlife
Birds are the most obvious benefactors of dead trees. They use snags, limbs, and logs for perching, foraging, and nesting.
- The Benefits of Managing Your Property for Wildlife
Habitat management is especially critical in metropolitan centers, where development has eliminated most natural areas.
- Shelterbelts for Wildlife
Maintaining wildlife habitat or other natural areas can be a cost-effective approach to land management.
- Golf Courses as Wildlife Habitat
In the United States, there are approximately 15,000 golf courses, accounting for an estimated 4 million acres.
- Native Landscaping for Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Other Wildlife
A wildlife-friendly landscape is composed of four essential items: 1) food, 2) water, 3) cover or shelter, and 4) a place to raise young.
- Butterfly Gardens
Only a small amount of space is needed to provide butterfly habitat. You can create butterfly-friendly habitat by providing food (nectar plants), cover, water, and larval
- Effective Mole Control
Moles are insectivores (they eat insects), and they may control some insect outbreaks. However, mole activity can also cause considerable damage to lawns.
- Preventing and Controlling Woodpecker Damage
Woodpeckers are small birds (715 inches in length) and usually have brightly contrasting colors (often black, white, and red).
- Dealing with Nuisance Woodchucks
Woodchucks are members of the squirrel family.
- Preventing and Managing Raccoon Problems
Raccoons can be frequent, and sometimes troublesome, nocturnal visitors to backyards, garbage cans, field crops, gardens, and poultry houses.
- Managing for Forest Songbirds
Over the past few decades, biologists and birdwatchers have become aware of long-term population declines in some species of songbirds.
- Preventing and Controlling Deer Damage
If you choose to manage your deer problems, remember that there seldom are quick solutions. The key to success is persistence.
- Preventing and Controlling Coyote Problems
Coyotes are relatively adaptable and able to live in a variety of habitats across North America and into Central America.
- Nuisance Canada Geese: How to Deal With the Problem
Geese can be excluded from small ponds by constructing an overhead grid system of sturdy poles and Kevlar wire.