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Fictional Peter Rabbit isn't the only rabbit that enjoys munching in vegetable gardens. To keep rabbits out of home gardens, University of Georgia Extension specialists recommend building a fence around precious plants. The fence must be at least 2-feet high and the bottom must be buried at least 3-inches deep. CAES News
Rabbit Control
While rabbits may seem cute and fuzzy, the common rabbit or eastern cottontail can do considerable damage to flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs any time of the year in places ranging from suburban yards to rural fields and tree plantations.
Many Georgians are confusing the common wheel bug, which is beneficial in Georgia gardens, with the kissing bug, which made news earlier this fall. CAES News
Kissing Bugs
Over the last few weeks, many Georgians have focused their attention on the media-hyped coverage of the kissing bug. Much of the sensationalism and worry surrounding this insect boogieman is unwarranted, according to University of Georgia entomologists.
University of Georgia Professor Bob Warren says deer rarely travel alone. When a motorist hits a deer, it's usually the second deer that crosses the road; not the first, he said. CAES News
Deer collisions
University of Georgia researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists should be more aware of possibly hitting a deer. They looked at breeding data and then compared it to deer-vehicle collision statistics across Georgia.
University of Georgia agricultural specialist Robbie Beck clears a plot of land on the UGA Westbrook Farm in preparation for the Sept. 17 Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day. CAES News
Agroforestry & Wildlife Field Day
Controlling coyotes and clearing trees will top the list of popular topics at the Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the University of Georgia’s Westbrook Research Farm in Griffin, Georgia.
A deer dines on pasture grass in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
Forestry Field Day
Landowners can learn how to care for their land at the 2015 Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day. The tri-annual educational event is set for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Georgia.
University of Georgia Extension agent Mark Freeman, right, and Kris Irwin, who teaches in UGA's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, seine for fish during a training for south Georgia Extension agents on Sept. 26, 2014. CAES News
Forestry/Fisheries Training
South Georgia foresters and landowners connected to the $600 million per year forestry industry will now receive better guidance from University of Georgia Extension agents thanks to a recently held UGA forestry and fisheries management training course.
A deer dines on pasture grass in Butts Co., Ga. CAES News
Deer Control
Home gardeners love adding plants to their landscapes. Deer love eating them. University of Georgia Extension experts share a few ways to attempt to control them.
The Great Backyard Bird Count - American Robin CAES News
Counting Birds
Become a citizen scientist Saturday, Feb. 15 and help Rock Eagle 4-H Center take an inventory of its wild bird population. Expert and beginner birders alike are invited to walk the 4-H center’s property and scout for waterfowl, songbirds, woodpeckers, raptors and other birds. The bird-scouting event is part of The Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual four-day event set for Feb. 14 through Feb. 17.
Georgia 4-H State Leader Arch Smith (right) and Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program Director Melanie Biersmith unveil the sign at the Diane Davies Natural History Museum on Oct. 29, 2013. Davies, the founder of the program, looks on. CAES News
Davies Honored
Thirty-four years ago, Georgia 4-H State Leader Tom Rodgers gave Diane Davies $300 and six months to create an environmental education program for children. She turned that $300 into a nationally recognized program that has served over 1 million children in Georgia's public schools, private schools and home-schooled students.
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Bat removal
If you have bats in your belfry, or your attic, now is the time to remove them before they hibernate in your home for the winter.