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Birds and Rivers: The Importance of a River Ecosystem
Lauren Pharr | July 1, 2020

This is the first in a series of posts by guest blogger Lauren Pharr, an ornithologist and science communicator, who will be sharing her knowledge, experience, and thoughts with us over the next year as we continue to “Garden for the Birds!”  As a fellow nature enthusiast and wildlife biologist, it is important for me

From the “Office” Window
Jenny Brausch | March 24, 2020

In this time of uncertainty, the term “workmates” takes on new meaning…

Why do birds matter to you?
Heath Keirstead | February 7, 2020

From 2019 to 2021, Benton SWCD is focusing our native plant outreach on birds and the actions we can take to support them. Some of the important services birds provide include: Birds control pests – birds eat millions of tons of insects every year including mosquitoes and agricultural pests. Birds pollinate plants – some of

Bio-blitz!
Faye Yoshihara | March 31, 2016

Find out why ten intrepid students braved the winter weather.

A Hedgerow for Pollinators
Donna Schmitz | November 6, 2015

Hedgerows provide food, cover for nesting, shelter, and a travel lane for wildlife.

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What Farmers Need to Know About the Most Recently Listed Threatened Species
Cat Brown | May 12, 2014

Find out what’s different about the listing of Streaked Horned Lark and why farmers might really want to help boost this lark’s numbers.

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Will Benton County Be Oregon’s First Community Wildlife Habitat?
Donna Schmitz | April 11, 2014

With your help, Benton County can become the FIRST Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Oregon!

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