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Governor to Sign for Changes to Welfare Purchases

Posted by Jose Lopez |
Rachel Birdsell
Curious Crow

Hang on Kansas welfare recipients! Pending the governor’s signature, your illustrious legislators of the Republican variety are limiting your spending, because limiting their own is just ridiculous and so impractical. So, what will recipients no longer be able to buy with their welfare dollars? For starters, there won’t be any more trips to the swimming…

Think Meat, Water and Soil for Earth Day

Posted by Jose Lopez |

By Abel Tomlinson On Earth Day, observe our beautiful planet. It is difficult to fathom how anyone could have anything but gratitude, awe and admiration for all it gives. Earth provides us incredible natural beauty of mountains, oceans, forests, rivers, lakes and a dazzling array of life forms. Most importantly, Earth provides what we need…

Nest Box Monitoring for Backyard Birds

Posted by Jose Lopez |
Photo by Amanda Bancroft

This nest box contained seven chickadee eggs when it was checked April 6.

By Amanda Bancroft Ready to go beyond the birdfeeder? Check out NestWatch (one word), a joint project between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. According to the NestWatch website, the program “teaches people about bird breeding biology and engages them in collecting and submitting nest records. Such records include information…