Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Fungus Among-us

This past Friday we hosted a training in cooperation with Nebraska’s 4-H program and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

The Zoo is undertaking a citizen science program to study the spread of the chytrid fungi in Nebraska’s amphibian population. The fungi was likely introduced to North American amphibian populations in the early 1960’s by the disposal of African Frogs that were used at that time as a pregnancy indicator in humans. The African frogs were most likely dumped into local waterways introducing the fungi.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Raptor Recovery Mission

As we continue build and re-open this nature center I’m always looking for new things to learn about. I’ve always been fascinated and awed by the people who work with and volunteer for the Raptor Recovery program. I’ve had the privilege to get to know Blake Hatfield and Vickie Orr. Blake has a long history with the Nature Center both having worked here and spent many volunteer hours doing just about anything.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Envirothon 2010 held at the Center

Below is the press release for this years Envirothon that was held at the Center las Saturday. It was a great event and we were glad to have hosted this year.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hall County Bird Count this Saturday

The Nebraska Nature and Visitor Center (NNVC) serves as a base for the annual Hall County Spring Bird Count on Saturday, May 8.
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