Toxic algae at Jordan Lake killed dogs, officials say

Toxic algae at Jordan Lake killed dogs, officials say

Dogs got sick and some died after swimming near the Farrington Boat launch on Jordan Lake over the weekend, according to Chatham County Public Health. The Department of Environmental Quality reports algae blooms and cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, at half a dozen monitoring sites around Jordan Lake, south of Chapel Hill. What You Need … Read more

What to Do If You Find an Injured Bird

What to Do If You Find an Injured Bird

Photo: Leonard Jerry Horsford (Shutterstock) You don’t need to intervene if you find a baby bird. Truly, fledglings don’t need your help. But an injured bird is another matter. If one flies into your streak-free windowfor instance, and is now lying on your deck, it only makes sense that you’d want to help out your … Read more

Note these 5 most important vaccinations for dogs | Lifestyle News

Note these 5 most important vaccinations for dogs |  Lifestyle News

New Delhi: Anyone who’s ever had a pet knows how important it is to get them vaccinated on time to protect them against all known diseases, whether minor or major one. When it comes to dogs, vaccination is paramount early on, along with periodic booster doses afterwards. The full range of puppy vaccinations begin from … Read more

‘Tigger come back’: BC house cat chases black bear out of family’s yard

‘Tigger come back’: BC house cat chases black bear out of family’s yard

A North Vancouver house cat named Tigger is making TikTok headlines for winning a face-off with a black bear much larger than him. Gavin and Cameron Sturrock are rarely fazed by their two-year-old Bengal cat’s behaviour. Tigger is known for deterring dogs in their Canyon Heights neighborhood, sparring with his feline brother Taz — even … Read more

Birds Living in 2 States May Be Settling in Louisiana, Too | Louisiana News

Birds Living in 2 States May Be Settling in Louisiana, Too |  Louisiana News

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two US states to settle in Louisiana as well. The state’s first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports. Limpkins are long-legged, brown and white wading birds with downcurved … Read more

Pollinator garden opens on Capitol Campus to protect bees, butterflies, birds | News

Pollinator garden opens on Capitol Campus to protect bees, butterflies, birds |  News

Olympia, Wash. — A new pollinator garden was unveiled at the Washington State Capitol Campus on June 22 to support butterflies, bees and birds. It is full of plants that attract these pollinators, as well as provides them with food, water and shelter. Signs throughout the garden feature information about the importance of pollinators, their … Read more

Like Pokemon, but for Birds

Like Pokemon, but for Birds

The first thing you see when you open the app Find the Birds is an animated character with a small backpack and binoculars. The perspective quickly switches to a view through the binoculars. A black bird with a brilliant orange beak then flits across the screen: the black oystercatcher. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee … Read more

Office Cats Laid Off as Companies Close

Office Cats Laid Off as Companies Close

Zhaocai is out of a job. Two months away from the office and locked down at an unfamiliar apartment, he’s withdrawn into himself, becoming more suspicious of strangers. He spends much of the day sleeping, or keeping to himself quietly. At night, he gets into bed and mewls for attention. Zhaocai is part of a … Read more

Speaking of Nature by Bill Danielson: The joy of birds

Speaking of Nature by Bill Danielson: The joy of birds

Today’s column will discuss two separate events that illustrate the powerful ability of birds to bring joy to the lives of humans. The first event took place at my school last week, while the second happened in my brother-in-law’s front yard. Both feature the unexpected appearance of birds in and around buildings. I’ll let you … Read more