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Betsy Hartley
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How can I keep crows and jays from being hogs?

Do you have a seed type recommendation or other techniques and strategies for discouraging crows and jays from monopolizing my feeders. These corvids scratch all the seed out onto the ground and chase away the songbirds I'm trying to serve.

By Dana Sanchez, | Featured Question

Can I purchase frog eggs?

I noticed a decline in frogs in my pond in Hood River, Oregon. I would like to re-establish them, but I'm not having any luck finding frog eggs to purchase. Any suggestions?

By Michael O'Loughlin | Featured Question

How can we save the squirrels?

Recently, when I drove on the road, I saw a squirrel died in the road almost every day! How can we help them avoid being hit by cars?

By Dana Sanchez, | Featured Question

Can I relocate my garden snakes?

Hi! I have thoroughly enjoyed my little black garden snakes for 15+ years - they’ve been in a certain relatively unused area of our yard (stacked rocks, old railroad tie wall, lots of sun). I accidentally exposed 3 little ones - 5 inches maybe - a month or so ago. Now there are the tell tale empty...

By Michael O'Loughlin | Featured Question

How can I attract amphibians?

I live on the edge of Summer lake. We have a fresh water pond as well. The other day I found a salamander in my compost pile and I was delighted. I was curious if you have any ideas of native plants and habitate development to promote the return of frogs, and other amphibians. I think I hear that...

By Michael O'Loughlin | Featured Question

How can I protect my duck egg?

We have a pair of Mallards stop by and hang out in our pool for a few weeks every year. Our dogs are used to them and give the ducks a wide berth when they walk by the pool. I just noticed that in the last few hours, the hen laid an egg on the deck by our pool. The egg is in no way in a nest as you...

By Chrissy Lucas | Featured Question

What is munching my chickens?

I had a bunch of my chickens get their heads bit off while in their gated area and inside their coop when the door was left open. Any idea what animal eats the heads off chickens and how do I eliminate this creature?

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

Are frogs out too early this year?

I've noticed the frogs are out of hibernation early in Albany and Corvallis, Oregon. What are the potential impacts of this for frogs and the ecosystem? Can coming out of hibernation in January lead to loss of life for frogs if the weather later freezes again? What do you know about the historical...

By Michael O'Loughlin | Featured Question

How do I handle sparrow bullies?

We have been trying to attract swallows back to our neighborhood, and after 15 years we have a nesting pair in our yard. We have noticed sparrows trying to evict our family of swallows. The babies have not yet fledged, and we are concerned. What can we do?

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

My patio has an uninvited guest, how do I get her to duck out?

I live in a second floor condo overlooking a man made lake. I have window boxes on my deck rail containing geraniums and sweet potato vine. On the deck I have pots containing basil, thyme, and million bells. A female duck has decided to nest either in my geraniums or herb pots. I tried a trellis,...

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question