Nashville, TN – Reports of dead birds have been increasing in Tennessee due to the recent news coverage of a disease affecting birds in several eastern and midwestern states. The disease is reportedly causing eye swelling and crusty discharge from the eyes of birds and may also be associated with neurological symptoms.
A significant number of reports have come from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Most birds reported exhibiting this condition are young and have included common grackles, European starlings, blue jays, and American robins along with other species of songbirds.
Clarksville, TN – On August 8th, 2014 the Clarksville Police Department responded to a Cruelty To Animals at 3860 McKenzie Drive.
Ms. Hundley and Mr. Francis are husband and wife. Both are in the military and left on July 18th, 2014 for military training. Ms. Hundley has four dogs, five cats, two birds, and two guinea pigs.
Clarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature bird photography by David Magers and a mixed media exhibit titled, “Four Seasons” by Gabriele Wardeiner from Thursday, June 6th – Wednesday, July 3rd.
David Magers is a local photographic artist, specializing in bird images. After retiring from Caterpillar, Inc., David relocated to Clarksville from Peoria, IL, where he has more fully developed a life-long passion for photography.
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area invites all bird lovers to Woodlands Nature Station for a Birding Bonanza on Saturday, May 11th.
Enjoy guided walks, learn to identify common birds, get tips on attracting birds to your backyard, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy face to face encounters with Nature Station’s birds, and more! All programs are free with Nature Station admission.
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University campus isn’t simply a home for some 11,000 students. Squirrels, rabbits, birds and a few feral cats have also taken up residence in the bushes and trees surrounding the red brick, Georgian-style buildings.
They come here because of the abundance of food, water and shelter, but they stay because the campus offers these creatures a safe place to raise their young.
Washington, D.C. – As of September 11th, 2012, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. A total of 2,636 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 118 deaths, have been reported to CDC.
Of these, 1,405 (53%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 1,231 (47%) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease.
Golden Pond, KY – Celebrate the wonders of the Elk and Bison Prairie on Saturday, September 15th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Golden Pond Visitor Center in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.
“Bring your family and friends out for this once-a-year opportunity to hear an elk bugle, learn how people used prairie plants and animals, and just enjoy a beautiful September day,” said Curtis Fowler, Range Technician at LBL. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Health urges precautions to protect against Illness spread by Mosquito Bites
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s Department of Health and Department of Agriculture are urging Tennesseans, including horse owners and veterinarians, to be on the alert for the re-emergence of viruses transmitted by mosquitoes.
As many states are experiencing one of the largest outbreaks of West Nile virus in recent years, Tennessee is beginning to see cases in humans and horses. In Tennessee, most human WNV cases occur in August and September, and so far this summer, there have been six human cases reported in the state.
Phoenix, AZ – Yards with plants that mimic native vegetation offer birds “mini-refuges” and help to offset losses of biodiversity in cities, according to results of a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE.
“Native” yards support birds better than those with traditional grass lawns and non-native plantings.
Researchers conducted the study through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, one of 26 such sites around the globe in ecosystems from coral reefs to deserts, from forests to grasslands.
Land Between the Lakes
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area invites all bird lovers to Woodlands Nature Station for a Birding Bonanza on Saturday, May 12th.
Enjoy guided walks, learn to identify common birds, get tips on attracting birds to your backyard, build your own nest, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy face to face encounters with Nature Station’s raptors, and more! «Read the rest of this article»
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