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Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds
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Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

On many farms or orchards, bird damage is minimal while for others, problems from birds can be substantial. More
Managing Your Restored Wetland
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Managing Your Restored Wetland

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Charles Andrew Cole, Ph.D., Robert P Brooks, Ph.D.

This manual for landowners describes where wetland restoration is possible and how it is done. It covers basic wetland concepts, ecological concepts and terms, wetland restoration, and maintenance. More
'Abion' strawberries and 'Polka' (left) and 'Josephine' raspberries (right) at Penn State's High Tunnel facility.
Growing Raspberries and Strawberries in Containers - Articles Articles
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. More
Pine Siskin
Winter Bird Feeding: The Basics - Articles Articles

Winter Bird Feeding: The Basics

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Feeding birds is a great way to brighten a dreary winter day. It's also a never-ending source of entertainment and enjoyment. More
Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds
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Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Adding a bird bath to your yard is the easiest way to provide drinking and bathing water for birds. More
House Finch Conjunctivitis
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House Finch Conjunctivitis

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

How to detect conjunctivitis in birds, which birds are affected, effects, and how to prevent the spread of the disease. More
Timing for Excluding Bats
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Timing for Excluding Bats

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

We have a group of bats living in our attic and would like to bat proof the house, but don’t want to seal bats in. What is the best time for excluding bats? More
Sprayed by a Skunk
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Sprayed by a Skunk

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

My dog was sprayed in the face by a skunk. She smells terrible. How can I get rid of the smell? More
Homing Pigeon, Lost Pigeon
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Homing Pigeon, Lost Pigeon

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

I found a banded pigeon. How can I find the owner? More
Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
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Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

By enhancing wildlife habitat on your property, you can improve the habitat quality for wildlife while increasing wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities. More
Forest Stewardship: Wildlife
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Forest Stewardship: Wildlife

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Wildlife is an integral part of any healthy forest community. The information provided will provide you with the basic knowledge needed to begin wildlife stewardship on your property. More
Western Encephalitis Mosquito (Culex tarsalis)
West Nile Encephalitis in Horses - Articles Articles

West Nile Encephalitis in Horses

Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Sharon I Gripp, Pat M. Comerford, David Griswold

Read about the transmission of West Nile virus to horses, signs, treatments, vaccine information, and prevention and control. More
Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds
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Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Bluebirds are one of Pennsylvania's most beloved songbirds. More
Hummingbird Feeders
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Hummingbird Feeders

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

What is the recipe for hummingbird nectar? More
Moles have large paddle-like forefeet used for digging. Image by Michael David Hill, Wikimedia
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Identifying Moles, Voles and Shrews

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

What is the difference between a mole, a vole and a shrew? More
Managing Habitat for American Kestrels
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Managing Habitat for American Kestrels

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

American kestrels are small, swift, powerful birds of prey with brilliant coloring. More
Gardening for Butterflies
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Gardening for Butterflies

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Learn about the butterfly life cycle, and how to manage your garden to attract butterflies. More
Chicory
Neighborly Natural Landscaping in Residential Areas - Articles Articles

Neighborly Natural Landscaping in Residential Areas

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Homeowners across America are changing the face of the typical American lawn. Learn strategies for the natural landscape homeowner who is looking for neighborly ways to garden for nature. More
American Crow. Photo by Rob Dickerson.
Managing Urban Crow Roosts in Pennsylvania and the Northeast - Articles Articles
Overview of crow behavior, explaining the annual roosting cycle and what you can expect. More
Woodpeckers Making Holes in Cedar Siding
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Woodpeckers Making Holes in Cedar Siding

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

We have woodpeckers making holes in our cedar siding. They pound away until they have a nice round hole or several of them. The damage is becoming considerable. More
Reducing Disease Risk at Feeders
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Reducing Disease Risk at Feeders

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Bird feeders may help spread disease if a sick bird comes to your feeder. More
Protecting Birds from Cats
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Protecting Birds from Cats

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

How can I protect birds at my feeder from cats? More
Increasing Bat Populations
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Increasing Bat Populations

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

I would like to increase the bat population around my house. What can I do? More
Bird Continually Hitting Window
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Bird Continually Hitting Window

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

I have a bird that is continually hitting my window. Why is it doing this and what can I do to stop it? More
Attracting Birds to a Feeder
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Attracting Birds to a Feeder

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Why don’t I have more birds coming to my bird feeder? More
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