farmers

Working lands important for biodiversity

November 5, 2018

While wildlife refuges and other natural areas are important for conservation, recent research shows biodiversity on working lands — places where people raise ...

New England squirrels frustrate farmers

September 26, 2018

New England’s red (Sciurus vulgaris) and gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) are eating up farmers’ crops since there’s not as much food and acorn crops as ...

Cover crops provide good bird habitat

November 13, 2017

It’s not only farmers who benefit from using cover crops. A new study finds birds might benefit as well. As a graduate student at the University of Illinois, ...