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NGRREC’s Field Station Bursts with Backyard Biodiversity

Some of you readers may know that I work for Lewis and Clark Community College at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) in East Alton, Illinois (Figure 1). If you’ve been reading for a little while, it … Continue reading

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How to Attract Beautiful Winter Birds to Your Feeders

As winter approaches, we are not the only ones feeling the chill. Many birds have migrated south, but some are well adapted to the cold. One of the joys of winter, in my opinion, is seeing all these birds on … Continue reading

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Moving Along the Mississippi

Big rivers like the Mississippi can be found around the world, and they are a symbol and mechanism of change. They move not only water, but animals, people and culture, too. Our Mississippi stretches for 2,350 miles and connects Minnesota … Continue reading

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The Illinois Barn Owl Recovery Plan: Q and A with Dr. Angelo Capparella

Last month we learned about how fantastic owls are. Their diversity, anatomy and natural history are simply amazing. This post will finish off that topic with our first question and answer session with Dr. Angelo Capparella, who is an Associate … Continue reading

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Owls: Part One

Owls are an incredible group of birds. They have forward facing eyes that are fixed in their sockets and cannot move like ours. In order to look around they can swivel their heads 270 degrees (See figure 1). Some species … Continue reading

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