2/8/11 Forest wildlife brings to mind songbirds, deer, and bear, yet the most abundant inhabitant in the Northeast is a salamander. Amphibians and reptiles are important members of the forest community and can be greatly affected by management practices. Learn how to enhance your property for amphibian and reptilian wildlife.
12/14/10 Mark Banker, Senior Biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society, discusses the life cycle, habitat needs and management of the ruffed grouse and woodcock in Pennsylvania
Webinars on Pennsylvania wildlife and the habitats on which they depend.
Forest landowners often have a small number of acres close to their homes they would like to enhance for wildlife, while preventing wildlife/human conflicts close to their dwellings. Many would like to develop habitat for small game, song birds, and larger wildlife species on their land while protecting their lands for future generations. These goals are not mutually exclusive if short and long term objectives are established and management options are put in place to reach the owners; wildlife and habitat goals.
Find out who’s cohabitating in your chimney or developing an attitude in the attic or slithering through your salad greens. Check out who is dining in your den or hammering the hostas. Learn how to evict a murder of crows, a gaggle of geese or a rhumba of rattlesnakes.
Techniques that landowners and managers can utilize to attain a white-tailed deer herd that is in balance with the forest habitat.
Be part of the Green Movement. Start by enjoying the natural beauty and learn to recreate part of it in your own landscape. Be enchanted by the showiest of the native perennials and see which of these you can identify in your area.
Learn how to minimize damage from these furry critters through plant selection.
4/5/10 - The deer are coming, the deer are coming. . . and they are staying to dine on your landscape and garden plants. Find out how to co-exist with deer by planting what they least like to eat. There is hope for your garden. Presented by Linda Wiles, Monroe County Cooperative Extension.
Ever wonder who assaulted your apple tree or committed a felony on your tulips? Learn crime scene investigation techniques to learn “who done it”
Every spring Pennsylvania forests come alive with the sounds and sights of migrant birds returning to breed in Pennsylvania. Our forests are summer homes to a variety of birds including warblers, vireos, tanagers and thrushes. This webinar covers the basics of bird identification and provides information on the life history, ecology, and identification of many of the migrant songbirds that commonly breed in Pennsylvania forests.
3/18/09 - webinar with Margaret Brittingham, Professor of Wildlife Resources and Extension Wildlife Specialist