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Peacock Warning

Peacocks are not only beautiful, they are useful. During World War II, England pheasants were vocal when bombs went off miles away. Because peacocks are very sensitive to far away vibrations, they are used in China and Japan as warning “devices” to predict seismic activity indicating the possibility of an earthquake. When we’re regularly in […]

When is Fire Beneficial?

The Red-cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species that resides in Texas and other states of the South, requires an open growth forest without mid-story trees and plants. Because it’s endangered and needs this specific habitat, the U.S. Forest Service conducts prescribed burns in order to eliminate invasive species and dense mid-growth. Prescribed burns benefit not only […]