Category: TWS Wildlife News

July 15, 2016

TWS Past President works to keep game management alive

Erik Fritzell has been hunting North Dakota wildlife since childhood. Now, the 69-year-old TWS member and Past President has set up an endowment fund to ensure that future generations can...

July 15, 2016

BLM planning proposal moves forward despite controversy

The Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to reform agency management planning is slowly moving forward, with plenty of discussion and debate in the halls of Congress. This proposal – known...

July 14, 2016

Delving into the eyesight of a destructive pest

As emerald ash borers, a species native to eastern Asia, expand across the United States damaging and killing ash trees, researchers are attempting to understand more about how the beetles...

July 12, 2016

How bumble bees balance their diet

When bumble bees go foraging, they are seeking more than a pretty flower. The insects select pollen with just the right nutrients, preferring a protein-to-fat ratio of about five to...

July 11, 2016

Michigan expands CWD management zone

The spread of chronic wasting disease — a deadly neurological disease in deer and other cervids — into more counties in Michigan has caused the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to...

July 8, 2016

JWM Study: Following New Zealand’s rare forest bird

At night, in the dark forest of New Zealand’s mainland Bushy Park reserve, you might look up and see a splash of bright yellow in the trees. Pay close attention...

July 7, 2016

Wild Cam: Where are fishers found in New York State?

Fishers haven’t always been prevalent in the central and western parts of New York State. In fact, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, populations declined rapidly due to unregulated...

June 30, 2016

Human food scraps change Steller’s jay behavior

Crumbs on a picnic table may seem like a minor way to alter an ecosystem, but they and other campground refuse are enough to restructure how jays use space, according...

June 29, 2016

JWM Study: Getting the sun to shine down on rattlesnakes

The natural succession of tall, woody shrub vegetation in the last 50 or so years at an isolated wetland site in upstate New York has reduced the number of basking...

June 24, 2016

Climate change could strip bluebirds of their ‘home-court advantage’

What do basketball teams and bluebirds have in common? Both may gain a “home-court advantage” from competing on their own ground. A new study found that at newly placed nest...