This week on The Allegheny Front, we’re looking back at some of our favorite wildlife stories from the past year. From landowners stepping up to protect their acres from development for generations to come to the challenge of turning a former tourist attraction into the perfect bat cave. (Photo: Ann Froschauer)
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Stories in this episode
- These Hungry Beetles Could Save Pennsylvania’s Hemlocks - Look closely. The beetles on this branch eat only invasive hemlock woolly adelgid. Scientists hope the beetle will spread through forests where the pest has decimated Eastern hemlocks.
- How This Landowner is Helping to Protect Endangered Species - Bats and songbirds are in trouble in Pennsylvania. The government has turned to private landowners to help protect their habitat. Here’s the story of one those landowners.
- Wild Pennsylvania: A Series on Conservation - Pennsylvania is home to rich biodiversity, huge swaths of forests and thousands of miles of streams and rivers. But not all is well in Penn’s Woods. Roads, pipelines, and homes fragment forests. Pollution from farms, roads and lawns runs into streams. Dams and culverts make it difficult for fish to navigate. Climate change and invasive […]
- EQT Fined for Hitting Abandoned Mine, Causing Leak During Pipeline Construction - The leak occurred in Forward Township south of Pittsburgh in January 2017.
- Building a Better Bat Cave to Combat White-Nose Syndrome - Researchers in Pennsylvania have a plan to make an old roadside attraction into a cooler cave for bats.
- When Coyotes Come to Town - No, coyotes won't eat your kids. No, coyotes won't lure your dog away to make a meal of it. No, coyotes will not stay away from your neighborhood if you remove the one you've seen. New coyotes will arrive to take its place. That’s totally coyote.
- The Lure of the Saw-Whet Owl - How do you get volunteers of all ages to come out on cold, windy nights for hours, to participate in a conservation science project? The promise of really cute owls.