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Summer 2018 | Vol 11 No 3   

 

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Wet June and July Too Much for Bobwhite Chicks

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Bobwhite nest and brood production has been good this year, slightly above average in fact, for the Red Hills region. Managers have reported seeing several amalgamated broods early in the season which is a good indicator of a lot of hatching activity, but brood sizes in late June and July have been low.

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Prescribed Fire as a Butterfly Conservation Tool

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Dave McElveen, Research Associate in the Stoddard Bird Lab, traveled to Maryland recently to help assess how prescribed fire might be used to maintain habitat for the rare Frosted Elfin butterfly (Callophrys irus). Dave was invited there by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) to help determine how vulnerable the Frosted Elfin might be to the use of fire during different life stages.

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Vote “Yes” for Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment

Fishing_cropTall Timbers is urging its members and friends to vote “yes” this November for passage of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment. This is a historic opportunity to protect Georgia’s waters and lands. Georgia’s economy and quality of life are directly tied to both the water quality of our rivers, lakes and streams and the availability and beauty of our outdoor spaces, wildlife habitats and parks.

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Forest Service Scientists_cropPrescribed Fire Science Consortium Secures Department of Defense Grants

Prescribed Fire Science Consortium led by Tall Timbers’ Wildland Fire Science program secures four Department of Defense SERDP grants to study 3D fuels and fire spread.

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