wildlife

Hay fever: It’s the price we pay for happy wildlife

September 10, 2022

The peak of hay fever season is upon us and if that has your sinuses aching for knowledge and your eyes just itching to see something, anything, good about ragweed, look no further.

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Mid-summer heat hits wildlife too

June 30, 2022

If you see birds panting like dogs and squirrels lounging like lizards, you’re probably sweating out another day of triple-digit heat in Oklahoma.

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May was a blue month for purple martins

May 28, 2022

Cold and rain killed nestlings and adults across region By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Anita Harp enjoys watching the busy lives of purple martins, but the view this May has been unlike any other. Consecutive days of unseasonably cool, wet weather in the 40s and 50s grounded flying insects. That left the birds hungry and…

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State looks for clues in wild turkey DNA

May 21, 2022

Predation, habitat loss, and bad weather all are suspects in the decline of Oklahoma’s wild turkeys, but the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is looking inward as well—at turkey DNA.

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Continued caution urged around bird flu outbreak

April 26, 2022

Oklahoma officials aren’t ready to recommend residents take down backyard bird feeders to stem the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza. However, they are urging caution as such guidelines are being seen in northern states.

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