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Posts Tagged: Wildlife

Invasive Spotlight: Nutria

Adult nutria with white muzzle and whiskers, and long, round tail.<br>(Credit: J Gross)

Nutria are found near rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Their burrowing and feeding on...

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Invasive Spotlight: Eastern gray squirrels and Eastern fox squirrels

Eastern gray squirrel. (Credit: JP Clark)

While some may find them cute, both the Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and the...

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Are coyotes becoming bolder in California while humans shelter in place?

Urban coyote sightings can be recorded at the Coyote Cacher website. (Credit: National Park Service)

Coyote sightings are on the rise in San Francisco, even taking naps in patches of green spaces in...

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Tags: coyotes (4), Quinn (13), UC IPM (263), Wildlife (10)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Oh Deer!

Mule deer (Credit: WP Gorenzel)

The sight of deer in the wild can be delightful but when these animals invade your garden,...

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Tags: damage (17), deer (2), exclusion (6), garden (38), landscape (46), pest (100), pest management (57), Pest Notes (90), Timm (2), UC IPM (263), vertebrate (3), wildlife (10)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

The Truth About Turkeys

A flock of wild turkeys in a residential neighborhood.<br>(Credit: K Windbiel-Rojas)

It has been rumored that Ben Franklin proposed the turkey as the national bird and symbol of...

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 4:55 PM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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