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An Illinois River Almanac

Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Animal of the Week: White-breasted Nuthatch

A small bird that is found in parks, yards, and seen at bird feeders throughout the year is this week's animal of the week. The White-breasted Nuthatch is a small agile bird that is often seen going down a tree head first. The White-breasted Nuthatch is the largest of the nuthatch family. Though it is the biggest in its family, the nuthatches are small birds. They have a large head, sho...

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Don’t Get “Bugged” This Summer

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The weather is finally beginning to change and the desire to be outside is getting stronger. Every year I have to remind myself that I need to wait to start working in the garden and begin planting. If you are like me, you like to just sit and enjoy the beauty of your yard on summer evenings. The warm breeze, a cold drink in hand, and friends and family make warm weather all the more enjoyable....

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