This publication offers information on building materials, construction, when and where to place box, and competition for nesting space. Also suggests ways to protect from predators as well as maintenance of nest boxes.
Our homes and gardens often overlap with spaces and resources used by wild animals, both native and non-native. A "shared habitat" situation can pose some challenges when the animals' day-to-day activities come into conflict with ...
A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap, an enjoyable and interactive way of exploring the natural sounds of our planet. Combining high-quality field recordings with the latest satellite imagery, the project brings together some of nature’s most beautiful, interesting and inspiring sounds. Check out more about this project at https://www.naturesoundmap.com/about-the-project/.
Interested in the history of Oregon's state animal? "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter" is a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. Today, a growing coalition of “Beaver Believers”—including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens—recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them.
Portland Audubon has a variety of learning opportunities for all ages, from Nature Adventure Club for school-aged children to classes on birding by ear, warblers and snowy plovers. Check out their events schedule for more details.
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Q: In Astoria, a lizard frequently finds its way into our ground-level apartment, coming in through the adjacent garage. It's been relocated to various places several yards away, and within a week or so, it's back. We're here ...