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Will the cidadas serenade Corvallis this summer?

Q: This little guy was found in a backyard in Corvallis. What type of cicada is it? How often do they hatch? Do they have a similar rhythmic song as the east coast and southern varieties?

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Wildlife Habitat: Nurturing a Diverse Mix of Flora and Fauna

Property owners can play key roles in wildlife habitat. Learn how to manage your land to promote a diverse native habitat and support ecological systems. One of a series of Land Steward Rural Resource Guidelines.

Rachel Werling | Jul 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Enhance Songbird Habitat on your Forest

We’ll give you some tips on how to maintain the key habitat characteristics for the many songbirds that may be visiting your property and even some recommendations on ways to increase the types of birds that visit.

Lauren Grand | Jun 2020 | Article

A Guide to Hedgerows: Plantings That Enhance Biodiversity, Sustainability and Functionality

Hedgerows are living fences with the ability to grow food, shelter wildlife, save water, manage weeds and look beautiful all year round. Study the many benefits of hedgerows, and learn what you need to know to plant your own living fence.

Pami Monnette | Jun 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog