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beaver © stevehdc
American Beaver © stevehdc

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In town in the country, animals – both domestic and wild –  are all around us. Interested in supporting pollinators? Want to create a garden for birds?  Curious to understand the responsibilities of pet owners in rural Benton County? Not sure what to do with that amphibious class pet at the end of the year? Whether you’d like to attract wildlife for viewing or deter them from eating your crops, we have information to help.

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Related Blog Posts

a forest with trees of varying heights to demonstrateall the canopy layers that birds use
Tips to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden
Lauren Pharr | June 3, 2021

In this post, Lauren offers 6 tips on how you can design a bird-friendly garden right in your own backyard.

Two House Sparrows sitting on a rock wall. Photo: Lip Kee CC BY-SA 2.0
Help Swallows and Bluebirds Thrive
Heath Keirstead | June 3, 2021

If you have nest boxes for swallows or bluebirds, you may have house sparrows too. House Sparrows are considered by many a pest because of their aggressive nesting behavior. Learn what you can do.

The Impacts of Nonnative Plants on Birds
Lauren Pharr | April 28, 2021

In my blog post The Native Link: The Importance of Native Plants to Birds, I describe the importance of native plants to the ecosystem, and more specifically, how birds benefit from native plants. But what exactly is the problem with nonnative, and more specifically invasive, plants and how do they affect birds and the ecosystem

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