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WATCH 🎥 What Can Be Saved?: Owl vs Owl (Part 2)

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Since 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has killed more than 2,400 Barred Owls in a controversial experiment to stop the Spotted Owls rapid decline. The agency says it’s too early to know if it’s working, but critics say it’s wrong to kill one species to save another, even a threatened one. Watch:  What… Read More

pictures of a Spotted and a Barred owl

WATCH 🎥 What Can Be Saved?: Owl vs Owl (Part 1)

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In a controversial experiment, the U.S. government is killing one owl species to try to save another. The northern spotted owl population has been on the decline in the Pacific Northwest from logging across Washington, Oregon and California. After it was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1990, logging was halted on… Read More

Birds in the Hills Festival


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Join us for a family-friendly outdoor festival at Camp Oty’Okwa Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, April 26-28. Birds in the Hills festival will include full days of bird watching, activities for families and children, live music, beer tasting, camping, and exploring the beauty of Camp Oty’Okwa’s hemlock forests. Registration will open up in early spring… Read More

Wild About Winter!


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Join the Hocking College Natural and Historical Interpretation Capstone students for a FREE event at The Market on State Street celebrating the wild and wonderful workings of the winter world. The event will feature fun, educational activities for younger members of the family and will take place at the same time as the Athens Farmers… Read More

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Clipped Wings: Trump Weakens Law That Protected Birds For A Century

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On a recent chilly Tuesday morning, about 20 people filed along a winding dirt path leading deeper into West Virginia University’s Arboretum in Morgantown. Armed with binoculars, smartphones and hiking boots, the group had one goal — spot and identify the chittering birds hidden in the trees above. LeJay Graffious with the Mountaineer Audubon chapter… Read More