Wisconsin Public Television offers us eight educational and entertaining minutes on the subject of hummingbird attractants. Not all of the plants mentioned are native to North America.
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Conservation Maven calls our attention to the newly released U.S. Geological Survey’s first detailed vegetation map of the contiguous 48 states. The map will serve to identify habitat and inform conservation managers about biological diversity in order to build predictive models of wildlife distribution and biodiversity across large geographic areas. View or download the map and read more here.
Two new studies published in Biological Conservation indicate that isolated trees dotting agricultural lands prove valuable to wildlife. The two reports — one from Oregon and one from Eastern Australia — demonstrate that remnant tree populations provide significant ecosystem services. Read more here.