Woodland Animals In The Winter

Animal species have two general approaches to winter: migration and adaptation. Migration. Many birds migrate by flying south. Some mammals and fish migrate to warmer climates. Even insects migrate. Some butterflies and moths fly great distances. Other insects, such...

Ticks & Mosquitoes – Be Careful Out There

According to a May 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled in the U.S. from 2004 through 2016. The report states that, since many infections are not recognized or reported, it’s...

Things You Might Not Know About Whitetail Deer

Riverwoods residents share their gardens and roadways with whitetail deer, but it’s been left to hunters and researchers to come up with some amazing facts about these sometimes problematic neighbors. Such as:Eating Habits – Depending on what’s available throughout...

Stink Bugs – Harrowing News

Of the approximately 250 species of stink bugs in North America, the most common, the most destructive, and the one most likely to show up indoors is the brown marmorated (marbled) stink bug (BMSB). In the late ‘90s, the BMSB was accidentally introduced from Asia into...

Living With Mosquitoes

According to the South Lake Mosquito Abatement District (SLMAD), this year the 18 traps positioned strategically in the District captured floodwater mosquitoes, which don’t spread disease. The only West Nile positives in the North Shore area in 2018 were from...