Middle South

June, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Wildlife Hotline
Human-wildlife interactions are on the rise as rural land is developed and inhabited. But even in urban areas there can be problems. We frequently get queries about nuisance animals. "How do I keep groundhogs/woodchucks from devouring my garden vegetables?" "Why are skunks digging in my lawn?" Wildlife Hotline, a Web site of the Humane Society of the United States, provides easy-to-access information on how to deal with problem wildlife. The information is categorized by species ("Squirrels") as well as location ("Animal in my attic"). The site also explains what to do if you find an injured animal or suspect a young animal or bird has been abandoned.

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Take a Garden Tour
Take a break from watering and weeding and join some fellow gardeners on a garden tour. Check your local newspaper or Cooperative Extension office to find out about tours in your area. The tours usually include places otherwise off limits to the public, such as private gardens and behind-the-scenes areas of arboretums and commercial ventures. You'll see what thrives in your area and may get inspired to recreate a particular design or feature in your own backyard. You'll also meet fellow gardeners.

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