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How to Identify Found Feathers

Here’s a basic guide to the many types of feathers and their functions as well as links to guides that can help you identify the birds that shed them.

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Catch the Buzz: 8 Facts About Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds travel thousands of miles per year, lay tiny eggs and have stunning wing speed. Here’s how to attract these pollinators and help researchers who study them.

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On Hurricanes and Pig Poop: Tips on Managing Manure

The manure lagoons flooded by Hurricane Florence show that pigs produce a lot of waste. Managing manure correctly on small farms is key to protecting waterways and gaining valuable fertilizer.