Publications on Wildlife
22 publications were found.
Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
To attract and maintain a bird population, a habitat should provide (1) food, (2) shelter/nesting areas and (3) water. This publication describes several ways to attract birds to your backyard. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
This publication discusses several methods for controlling chipmunks, including exclusion, trapping, poison, repellents, and shooting. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Community and School Gardens Series: Garden Fencing
This publication describes options for fencing a community or school garden, including fence types and materials. Published on Aug 31, 2016.
Deer-Tolerant Ornamental Plants
If deer are overabundant in your neighborhood, and deer herd reduction or management is not feasible, a good way to prevent deer browsing in landscapes is to plant ornamental plants that deer do not like to eat. Published on Feb 28, 2016.
Environmental Enhancement with Ornamental Plants: Butterfly Gardening
Butterfly populations can be greatly enhanced by devoting a portion of the landscape to butterfly habitat. In addition to their natural beauty, butterflies serve as valuable plant pollinators. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Managing Algal Blooms and the Potential for Algal Toxins in Pond Water
Certain algae can cause serious problems when they become very abundant in drought, hot weather, unusual rainfall patterns, or after nutrient accumulation in pond water. Fortunately, most ponds do not experience toxin problems or dense algal blooms. Watching for the warning signs that lead to toxic algal bloom development is the best way to prevent toxin problems.
This publication describes how to effectively monitor for potential toxic conditions, control algae, and improve water quality in ponds. Published on Aug 30, 2015.
Natural History Series: Copperhead
This publication discusses general aspects of the copperhead snake. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Natural History Series: Nine-Banded Armadillo
Scientists classify armadillos with anteaters and sloths. They have poorly developed teeth and limited mobility. Armadillos are considered both an exotic species and a pest. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Planting Guide to Grasses and Legumes for Forage and Wildlife in Georgia
This planting guide will help producers establish grasses and legumes commonly grown for forage and wildlife in Georgia. Published on Apr 30, 2017.
Not too long ago, every farmhouse had boxes, gourds or other housing to attract purple martins. Martin houses are not as common today as they once were, but with increasing interest in our environment and nonchemical pest control, the martin is regaining popularity. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Repellents and Wildlife Damage Control
Every year, wildlife causes millions of dollars of damage in Georgia. Losses may be economic (like damage to crops) or aesthetic (for example, damage to landscapes or golf courses) and can range from physical damage to vehicles or equipment to public health issues like water pollution and disease transfer to humans, pets or livestock. However, not everyone needs to undertake a wildlife damage control program. This publication provides recommendations for repelling damage-causing wildlife. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Resolving Human-Nuisance Wildlife Conflicts
When wildlife populate a place where they are unwanted or cause damage to valuable plants or structures, they become a nuisance. This publication discusses some basic principles for dealing humanely with nuisance wildlife. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Spanish Series: La Importancia de Preservar la Biodiversidad en el Paisaje y cómo Podemos Ayudar
Para preservar la biodiversidad en los paisajes urbanos, las plantas nativas necesitan ser proveídas de una forma que mantiene sus beneficios ecológicos. Al mismo tiempo, las plantas nativas necesitan ser atractivas para los consumidores y económicamente factibles de producir para los viveros. Actualmente hay una disponibilidad limitada de plantas ornamentales nativas que tanto ayudan a la ecología como parecen estéticamente agradables. El aumento de su uso en jardinería requiere satisfacer estas demandas diferentes. Este artículo explica la importancia de las plantas nativas y ofrece información sobre las asociaciones entre los científicos, la industria, y el público en la preservación de la biodiversidad y la salud ecológica los paisajes urbanos.
[To preserve biodiversity in urban landscapes, native plants need to be included in a way that maintains their ecological benefits. At the same time, native plants need to be attractive to consumers and economically feasible for nurseries to produce. There is currently a limited availability of native ornamental plants that both help the ecology and appear aesthetically pleasing. Increasing their use in landscaping requires satisfying these different demands. This bulletin explains the role of native plants and outlines the partnerships among scientists, industry, and the public in preserving biodiversity and ecological health in the urban environment.] Published on Nov 30, 2015.
Sport Fish Management in Ponds
Properly managed ponds supply an abundance of fish for recreation and nutrition. Stocking methods and catch rates are used to keep pond balance. Liming and fertilization recommendations for ponds in Georgia are important when planning fish harvest goals. A variety of fish species for pond stocking are discussed in this publication. Methods to improve pond balance, including fish population renovation, are also presented for consideration as part of a management plan.
This publication is primarily for Cooperative Extension Agents and fish pond owners and was written in an effort to consolidate currently accepted pond management methods. Published on Aug 31, 2015.
The Importance of Preserving Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape and How We Can Help
To preserve biodiversity in urban landscapes, native plants need to be included in a way that maintains their ecological benefits. At the same time, native plants need to be attractive to consumers and economically feasible for nurseries to produce. There is currently a limited availability of native ornamental plants that both help the ecology and appear aesthetically pleasing. Increasing their use in landscaping requires satisfying these different demands.
This bulletin explains the role of native plants and outlines the partnerships among scientists, industry, and the public in preserving biodiversity and ecological health in the urban environment. Published on Nov 30, 2015.
Tips for Creating a Hunting Lease Agreement
Leasing hunting land is one of several types of hunting enterprises that can be profitable for landowners, or can at least cover some of the costs of land ownership. This publication give you tips on creating an equitable lease agreement. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Wildlife Management Series: Evaluating Attractants for Live-Trapping Nine-Banded Armadillos
Foraging armadillos often uproot ornamental plants. Their rooting also destroys gardens, lawns and flower beds. Their burrowing can damage tree roots and building foundations. Most armadillo damage is caused by their feeding habits. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Wildlife Management Series: Using Milorganite to Repel White-Tailed Deer from Perennials
White-tailed deer provide aesthetic and economic value, but deer can cause a variety of negative economic impacts. Deer can damage personal property, agronomic crops, landscape plantings, and food plots, and they serve as a host for diseases common to livestock and humans. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
Wildlife Management Series: Using Milorganite to Temporarily Repel White-Tailed Deer from Food Plots
Food plots provide supplemental forage to wildlife during periods when native vegetation is less abundant or lacks nutritional quality. Because deer often prefer fertilized food plot plants to naturally available plants, over-browsing can damage food plots before they become sufficiently established. Published on Jun 15, 2014.
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