Wildlife

Bees Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 20, 2024

Beavers Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 31, 2024

Bats Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 31, 2024

Mitigating Mosquitos News Column
Sitting on the porch after a long day is one of my favorite ways to relax. Unfortunately, mosquitos also like to visit our porch and can be quite annoying.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 31, 2024

Managing Aquatic Weeds News Column Audio

As the weather starts to warm up, algae and other aquatic plants will become more prevalent in ponds. Aquatic plants are a natural part of the pond ecosystem and vegetation in and around ponds proving valuable for fish and wildlife habitat. They can also help reduce stream bank erosion. However, when aquatic plants become too prevalent and start to overtake a pond, they become a problem and are referred to as aquatic weeds.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 10, 2024

Wildlife Damage Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 3, 2024

Livestock Guardians Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 26, 2024

Moles Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 19, 2024

Opossums Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 12, 2024

The Five-Point Check News Column
Spring is here and with it comes warm weather and (hopefully) rain, making the perfect combination for parasites to grow and thrive.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 5, 2024

Racoons Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 5, 2024

Food Plots Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 29, 2024

Vole Damage Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 22, 2024

Voles Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 15, 2024

Food Plots Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 8, 2024

Rabbits Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 23, 2024

Attracting Birds to Your Yard News Column
If you have wondered how to attract more birds to your yard and encourage them to stay awhile, a good way to do so is to provide feed for them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 9, 2024

Skunks Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 26, 2023

Winter Bird Feeding Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 27, 2023

Windbreaks Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 21, 2023

Wildlife Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 8, 2023

Cotton Tail Rabbits Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 22, 2023

Controlling Unwanted House Guest News Column
As the weather gets cooler, many types of wildlife are preparing for winter.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 17, 2023

Rabbits Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 17, 2023

Beavers Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 09, 2023

Deer on the Road Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Oct 27, 2023

Fall Wildlife Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Oct 19, 2023

Deer Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Oct 6, 2023

Cleaning Out Ponds Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Sept 27, 2023

Coyotes Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Sept 15, 2023

Crows Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Aug 23, 2023

After the Hunt- Cleaning and Handling Dove Audio News Column
Dove season opens in Kansas on September first! Checkout this article for tips on cleaning and handling dove after they are harvest.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Aug 23, 2023

Squirrels Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Aug 14, 2023

Beeding Season Audio
Having your goats and sheep in good condition going into fall breeding season will also help you have a successful kidding and lambing season in the spring.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Aug 10, 2023

Cleaning Out Ponds Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Aug 2, 2023

Aquatic Weed Control Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 28, 2023

Beavers Audio
Beavers can sometimes become a nuisance for landowners who have a pond or creek on their property. Listen to this short report to learn more about beavers.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 21, 2023

Record Keeping Audio
Keeping basic records can help make management decisions. Listen to this short report to learn more about record keeping.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 13, 2023

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Audio
Don’t have many acres or land, but are interested in providing habitat for wildlife on your land? Listen to this short report to learn how you can provide habitat for wildlife in your backyard.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 30, 2023

Bees Audio
What's all the buzz about? Listen to this short recording to learn more about bees.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 30, 2023

Moles Audio
Listen to this short report to learn more about moles and how to montrol them in your yard.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 24, 2023

Bats Audio
Listen to this short report to learn more about bats.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 15, 2023

Blue-Green Algae News Column
Listen to this report to learn more about Blue green Algae and what to do if you find it on your pond.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 2, 2023

Aquatic Weed Control Audio
As the weather starts to warm up algae and other aquatic plants will become more prevalent in ponds.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 2, 2023

Bird Feeders Audio
Bird feeders are a great way to attack more birds to your yard. Listen to this short report to learn more about bird feeders and feeding birds.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 25, 2023

Internal Parasites Audio
Listen to this report to learn more about controlling internal parasites in sheep and goats.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 19, 2023

Wildlife Damage Audio
Sometimes wildlife become a nuisance and may cause damage to a garden or lawn. Listen to this short report to learn more about managing wildlife that cause damage.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 11, 2023

Managing Aquatic Planting News Columns
As the weather starts to warm up algae and other aquatic plants will become more prevalent in ponds.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 5, 2023

Internal Parasites Audio
Now is the time to start planning how to control internal parasites in your sheep/goat herd.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 5, 2023

Livestock Gardians Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 28, 2023

Moles Audio
Spring brings green grass, flowers, and unfortunately for some homeowners moles that can cause damage to the landscaping in their yard. Listen to this short report to learn more about moles.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 20, 2023

Opossums Audio
Opossums, more commonly referred to as possums, can occasionally be a nuisance to homeowners. Listen to this short report to learn more abou them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 13, 2023

Racoons Audio
Racoons are a commonly seen animal in Kansas. Listen to this short report to learn more about racoons.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 7, 2023

Food Plots Audio
If you are thinking about planting a food plot, listen to this short report to learn how to determine this best location and type of food plot to meet your goals.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 31, 2023

Voles Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 24, 2023

Vole Damage Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 17, 2023

Preparing to Raise Chickens News Column
Spring is here and you may have heard the sound of chicks peeping the last time you were at the feed store. You may even be thinking about getting a few chicks yourself. Before going out and purchasing chicks there are a few questions you should first consider.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 9, 2023

Food Plots Audio
Thinking of planting a food plot for wildlife? Listen to this short report to learn more about food plots.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 9, 2023

Chicken Coops Audio
Thinking about raising chickens? Listen to this report to learn more about important factors to consider when deciding on a chicken coop.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 3, 2023

Chickens Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 24, 2023

Livestock Gardians Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 17, 2023

Meat Rabbits Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 10, 2023

Winter Bird Feeding Audio
Listen to this short report to learn more about bird feeders and the important role they play.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 27, 2023

Managing Land for Wildlife Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 20, 2023

Colostrum News Column Audio
Listen to this report to learn why colostrum is so important for young animals that it is sometimes referred to as liquid gold.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 6, 2023

Windbreaks Audio
Windbreaks provide shelter for wildlife, listen to this short recording to lean more about windbreaks for wildlife.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 23, 2021

Cotton Tail Rabbits Audio
Listen to this short report to learn more about cottontail rabbits.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 16, 2021

Preparing for Kidding Audio
Listen to this short report to here tips on preparing for spring kidding and lambing.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 9, 2021

Wildlife Audio
With the colder temperatures heat lamps can be a good source of extra heat for animals. Listen to this short report for tips on how to hang up heat lamps safely.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 2, 2021

Rabbits Audio
Cold weather can be stressful for rabbits, listen to this short report to learn how to care for rabbits during cold weather.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 22, 2021

Heat Lamps News Column Audio
With the colder temperatures heat lamps can be a good source of extra heat for animals. Listen to this short report for tips on how to hang up heat lamps safely.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 18, 2022

Beavers Audio
Beavers can sometimes become a nuisance for landowners who have a pond or creek on their property. Listen to this short report to learn more about beavers.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 10, 2022

Fall Wildlife Audio
Listen to this short report to learn more about how different wildlife species are preparing for winter.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 4, 2022

Deer in the Road Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 28, 2022

Preventing Unwanted House Guests News Column

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 27, 2022

Deer Audio
Deer are a common sight in Kansas, especially in the fall. Listen to this short report to learn more about them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 14, 2022

Cleaning Out Ponds Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 7, 2022

Coyotes Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

September 30, 2022

Crows Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

September 16, 2022

Bats Audio
Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

September 9, 2022

Dove Hunting Audio
Getting ready to go dove hunting? Listen to this short report for tips on safely transporting the birds from the field to the table.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

August 31, 2022

How Much Chickens Eat Audio
Have you wondered what determines the color of an egg yolk? Listen to this report to learn what determines yolk color.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

August 20, 2022

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 22, 2022

Opossums Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 15, 2022

Moles Audio

Listen to this short report to learn more about moles and how to montrol them in your yard.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 20, 2022

Bird Feeders Audio
Bird feeders are a great way to attack more birds to your yard. Listen to this short report to learn more about bird feeders and feeding birds.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 22, 2022

Wildlife Damage Audio
Wildlife can be enjoyable to watch, but sometimes they can also cause damage to your lawn or garden. Listen to this report to learn how to manage nuisance wildlife.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 15, 2022

Raccoons Audio
Racoons are a commonly seen animal in Kansas. Listen to this short report to learn more about racoons.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 9, 2022

Preparing to Purchase Chicks News Column
Spring is here and you may have heard chicks peeping the last time you were at your local farm store, and may be thinking about getting a few chicks yourself. Before going out and purchasing chicks there are a few questions you should first consider before venturing into raising chickens, these questions are:

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 11, 2022

Vole Damage Audio
Listen to this report to learn how to manage damage to your yard caused by voles.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 11, 2022

Rabbits Audio
Listen to this short report to learn more about rabbits.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 24, 2022

Bird Plots For Song Birds News Column
Birds are commonly seen flying through backyards, occasionally perching in a tree, or on a fence. Some may even choose to build nests in your backyard. If you have wondered how to attract more birds to your yard and encourage them to stay awhile, a good way to do so is to provide feed for them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 18, 2022

Soil Sampling Audio
Thinking about planting a warm season foo plot? Taking a soil test before planting will tell you what fertilizer need to be added to prepare the soil. Listen to this short repot to learn how to collect a soil sample.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 18, 2022

Winter Birdfeeding Audio
Do you have a bird feeder in your yard? Listen to this short report for tips on feeding birds during the winter.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 4, 2022

Wind Breaks Audio
Windbreaks provide shelter for wildlife, listen to this short recording to lean more about windbreaks for wildlife.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 28, 2022

Managing Land for Wildlife Audio
While the cold weather may be keeping you indoors, now is a great time to start making management plans for later in the year.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 21, 2022

Preparing for Kidding Season News Column
Kidding season is right around the corner, or for some producers it may have already begun. If kidding has not already started for you, now is a good time to go through your supplies to make sure you have everything you may need.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 14, 2022

Skunks Audio
Listen to this radio report to learn more the different types of skunks that are native to Kansas.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 14, 2022

Cotton Tail Rabbits Audio
Listen to this short report to learn more about cottontail rabbits.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 22, 2021

Squirrels Audio
Producers looking to cut operational costs but maintain performance can consider modifying feeding frequency. Is the price of delivery to the feed bunk compensated by time and expenses?

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 10, 2021

Heat Lamps Audio
Heat lamps are a great way to keep animals warm, but it is important to hang heat lamps securely. Listen to this short report to get a few tips on how to hang heat lamps safely to help prevent fire.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 10, 2021

Coyotes Audio
Long report description: Coyotes are found in every state, except for Hawaii. Listen to this report to learn more about Coyotes.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 3, 2021

Preventing Unwanted House Guests News Column
The weather has gotten cooler and many types of wildlife are preparing for winter. While we may have been enjoying the leaves changing colors and preparing for the coming holidays, wildlife have had other priorities.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 19, 2021

Rabbits Audio
Cold weather can be stressful for rabbits, listen to this short report to learn how to care for rabbits during cold weather.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 19, 2021

Beavers Audio
Beavers can sometimes become a nuisance for landowners who have a pond or creek on their property. Listen to this short report to learn more about beavers.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 10, 2021

Fall Wildlife Audio
While we are enjoying the cooler fall weather wildlife are busy preparing for winter. Listen to this short report to find out how commonly seen wildlife species are preparing for winter and how it might affect you.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 5, 2021

Coyotes Audio
Coyotes are one of the most common predators in Kansas. Listen to this short report to learn more about them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 22, 2021

Deer on the Road Audio
Listen to this short report to learn tips on avoiding deer on the roads this fall.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 16, 2021

Deer Audio
Deer are a common sight in Kansas, especially in the fall. Listen to this short report to learn more about them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 8, 2021

Food Plots Audio
If you are thinking about planting a food plot, listen to this short report to learn how to determine this best location and type of food plot to meet your goals.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 2, 2021

Food Plot Considerations Article
Fall is here and so is hunting season. Dove season opened the beginning of the month and rifle season for deer is quickly approaching. If you are an avid hunter and/or manage land for deer, you may be considering planting a winter food plot.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Sept 24, 2021

Crows Audio
Listen to this short report to learn more about one of America's best known birds, the crow.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Sept 24, 2021

Bats Audio
Bats are not often seen due to their nocturnal nature, because of this they may seem mysterious. Listen to this short report to learn more about bats.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Sept 17, 2021

Dove Hunting Audio
Going dove hunting? Listen to this short report to learn more about cleaning and storing dove after the hunt.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

Sept 3, 2021

Record Keeping Audio
Record keeping is an important part of nay operation, but it can be easily lost in the business of the day-to-day activities. Listen to this short report to learn more about record keeping and why it is important.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

August 20, 2021

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Audio
Interested in ways you can improve your backyard to attract wildlife? Listen to this short report.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

August 13, 2021

Opossums Audio

Opossums, more commonly referred to as possums, can occasionally be a nuisance to homeowners. Listen to this short report to learn more abou them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 30, 2021

Bees Audio
What's all the buzz about? Listen to this short recording to learn more about bees.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 23, 2021

Bird Feeders Audio
Thinking about adding a bird feeder to your back yard? Listen to this short radio report to learn more about them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 25, 2021

Moles Audio
Moles can be a nuisance for homeowners due to the damage they can cause to the lawn and garden. Learn more about moles to better control them listen to this short report.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 3, 2021

Wildlife Damage Audio
Long report description: Wildlife can be fun to watch, however they are not as enjoyable to have around when they cause damage to your lawn and garden. Listen to this short report to learn how to control damage caused by nuisance wildlife.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

May 21, 2021

Raccoons Audio
Racoons are a commonly seen animal in Kansas. Listen to this short report to learn more about racoons.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 30, 2021

Land for Wildlife Audio
Managing land for wildlife means taking into account the food, water, and shelter needs that different species of wildlife have. Listen to this short report to learn more about managing land for wildlife.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 23, 2021

Food Plots Audio
Have you been thinking about planting a food plot or want to find out more about the benefits of a food plot? Listen to this short recording to learn more about them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 16, 2021

Vole Damage Audio
Long report description: Voles are commonly a cause of small holes found in lawns. Learn more about recognizing the signs of damage caused by voles and how to control them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 25, 2021

Voles Audio

Voles are commonly found in Kansas and can be a nuisance to gardeners and homeowners. Listen to this short report to learn more about them.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 19, 2021

Rabbits Audio
Cottontail rabbits are commonly seen in both rural and suburban areas. Check out this short radio recording to learn more about them!

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 12, 2021

Livestock Guardians Audio
Livestock Guardian Dogs can be a valuable asset to a sheep or goat operation by decreasing the loss of animals to predators. Listen to this short recording to learn more about livestock guardian dogs.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

March 5, 2021

Heat Lamps Audio
While heat lamps are a great source of extra heat for animals, they can also be a protentional fire risk when used incorrectly. Here are a few tips on using heat lamps safely.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 19, 2021

Meat Rabbits Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 12, 2021

Winter Bird Feeding Audio
Not only do bird feeders attract birds to your yard they also provide birds a source of food during the winter when food is limited.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

February 5, 2021

Windbreaks Audio
Have you ever wonder what role windbreaks play in wildlife habitat? Listen to this report to learn more about windbreaks and how they can benefit wildlife.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 29, 2021

Managing Land for Wildlife Audio
While the cold weather may be keeping you indoors, now is a great time to start making management plans for later in the year.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 22, 2021

Skunks Audio
Skunks are a common in Kansas and are most often categized as a nuisance animal. Learn more about skunks, how to prevent them from living close to your home, and how to get rid of skunk odor.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 15, 2021

Colostrum Audio
Colostrum, also referred to as liquid gold, is the first milk the mother produces. It is vital for newborn lambs and kids' survival to consume colostrum within 24 hours after birth.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

January 8, 2021

Cotton Tail Rabbits Audio
Did you know cotton tail rabbits are one of the most common types of wildlife observed? Here are some facts about cotton tail rabbits.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 28, 2020

Prepairing for Kidding Season Audio
As kidding season approaches here a few tips to help prepare for the arrival of spring kids.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 23, 2020

Managing Does in Late Gestation Article
While making preparations for kidding season, ensuring that there is adequate shelter for does and kids and that you are stocked up on all the supplies you may need, it is also important to ensure that does are receiving the nutrients they need during the last 4-6 weeks of gestation, also referred to as late gestation.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 18, 2020

Squirrels Audio
Squirrels are commonly seen in both rural and suburban areas of Southeast Kansas. Did you know there is more than one species of squirrel in Kansas though?

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 18, 2020

Heat Lamps Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

December 11, 2020

Wildlife Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 27, 2020

Preventing Unwanted House Guest Article

The weather has gotten cooler and many types of wildlife are preparing for winter. While we may have been enjoying the leaves changing colors and preparing for the coming holidays, wildlife has had other priorities.

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 20, 2020

Rabbits Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 20, 2020

Beavers Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 13, 2020

Fall Wildlife Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

November 6, 2020

Chicken Coops Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 30, 2020

Deer On The Roads Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 23, 2020

Coyotes Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 15, 2020

 

Deer Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 9, 2020

 

Food Plots Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

October 3, 2020

 

Crows Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

September 25, 2020

 

Bats Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

September 18, 2020

 

Coyote Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

September 4, 2020

 

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

August 14, 2020

 

Snakes Audio

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August 7, 2020

Opossums Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 30, 2020

 

Bees Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

July 24, 2020

 

Bird Feeders Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 26, 2020

 

Moles Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

June 5, 2020

 

Raccoons Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

April 27, 2020


Land For Wildlife Audio

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April 20,2020


Food Plots Audio

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April 6,2020


Vole Damage Audio

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March 23, 2020


Managing Land For Wildlife Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

- February 2,2020

 

Skunks Audio

Adaven Scronce, Diversified Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

-January 20,2020

 

Busy Beavers Audio Article
You may be familiar with the saying “busy as a beaver”, and beavers can be pretty busy in southeast Kansas. If you spend time around ponds and creeks you may have seen signs indicating that beavers have been busily working to build their dams, dens, and food caches.

- September 10,2019

 

 

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Mammals 2-12-19 Video Mammal Champions PPT Threatened and Endangered Species PPT

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Aquatic Weed Control - Audio - Article

In the heat of summer, many people find themselves drawn to cool and refreshing water. Often, this is either a swim at the lake or just sitting back and casting a line in their favorite fishing hole. Not only are mosquitos a pest, but it just isn’t near as fun to swim or fish when you are constantly fighting aquatic weeds. This time of year, aquatic plants tend to flourish in local ponds and water systems.

September 6, 2018

Harvest Compaction - Audio - Article

Crop harvest is an exciting time for most producers. It is often joked that planting, fertilizing and spraying are all done solely for the chance to get to ride around in the combine. Although most farmers take much pride in every farming practice they endeavor in, it’s always nice to get the crop off the field and a paycheck in the pocket. One downfall to row crop harvest is not what’s taken off the field, but rather the potential soil compaction that may be occurring below ground.

September 6, 2018

 

Fish In Our Area 3-5-18 Video

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Seth Lundgren, District Fisheries Biologist, discusses fish in our area as well as what it takes for an interested student to become involved in fisheries biology.

 

Reptiles in our Area 3-5-18 Video

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Bryant Traxson reviews the common venomous snakes in our area. A special emphasis on the timber rattlesnake.

 

Animal Tracks and Signs 2-19-18 Video

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Rob Riggin with the KDWPT, discussed how to identify animals by their tracks and the signs they leave.

 

Wildlife Identification 2-5-18 Video

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Vickie Cikanek and Jacob Christenson, District Wildlife Biologists from KDWPT spoke about how to identify animal species. They had pelts, skulls, bones and much more.

 

Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Education Program 1-29-18 Video

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For youth ages 9-18, there is an exciting opportunity to partake in wildlife learning sessions to prepare for the state sponsored Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) contest. This is the introductory video for these sessions.

Armadillos - Audio

The nine banded armadillo is an interesting and unique animal. In the summer, they are mainly active during twilight through early morning hours. Their damage is often easily identified by the numerous spots dug up in a yard overnight. There are multiple ways to help control problem armadillos.

March 12, 2018

Mountain Lions - Audio

Mountain lions are a shy and secretive creature. Even in areas with established breeding populations, they are rarely seen. Although breeding populations have not been found in our area, recent reports note that there may be a few transient males that get sighted. Just seeing a mountain lion should not necessarily be a cause for concern. Attacks on humans are extremely rare.

February 12, 2018

Managing Agricultural Land to Benefit Wildlife- Audio - Article

Winter can be brutal on occasion, and knowing that the cows need to be fed and chores still need to be done are sometimes the only reasons to head outdoors. Nonetheless, nothing beats the feeling of sunshine on a cold brisk winter morning and hearing the birds sing happily in the trees. Even better, would be seeing a healthy covey of quail fly off ahead or a monster buck go dashing away in the nearby woods. Making plans this winter to manage agricultural land to benefit wildlife can help lead to seeing healthy and diverse wildlife populations in the future.

January 3, 2018

Pack Rats - Audio

The proper common name is Eastern woodrat. The name many Kansas people use when referring to this native rodent is the pack rat. Another less common name is the trade rat.

August 29, 20107

Cottontail Damage Control- Audio

Cottontails prefer brushy cover interspersed with open areas. Abundant growth during the spring and summer provides the rabbits with all the food and cover they need. In the winter, when food is limited, rabbits eat twigs and gnaw the bark of woody plants. This is why young trees and seedlings need to be protected from rabbits during the winter months.

August 29, 2017

Wildlife During Haying Season - Audio

-June 22, 2017

Being Wildlife Minded During Haying Season - Article

Summer hay meadows and alfalfa fields provide wonderful habitat to a wide variety of wildlife. Songbirds, quail, turkey, deer and rabbits all use these fields throughout the growing season. These areas provide cover, food and nesting areas to rear young. For any producer who enjoys wildlife, it can be disheartening to ruin a nest of turkey eggs or, even worse, hit a fawn. In order to reduce the number of abandoned nests, wounds or deaths of local wildlife, there are a few strategies a producer can take.

-June 22, 2017

Increasing Quail Habitat - Audio

The northern bobwhite quail is the most well-known game bird in Kansas. Many landowners may want to increase the number of quail in their area. It is important to know that the way land is managed has a direct relationship to the number of bobwhite quail. Quail require different cover at different times of the year, and their habitat can be quite complex to manage.

- May 4, 2017

Raccoons- Audio

Most, if not all, towns and cities across Kansas have raccoons living within the city limits. Because raccoons move around and feed at night, they are seldom seen. Of all the wild animals that have adapted to city life, raccoons are probably the most destructive.

Coyotes- Audio

This time of year, many livestock producers may begin to notice coyotes more frequently as the winter progresses. But how much is really known about this predator?

- January 20, 2017