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Augusta's goat program to control vegetation is 'very successful'

...grass. They ate the weeds. They ate sprouting trees. After a few months, they had "eaten themselves out of their food source," said Randy Wishard, the Department of Public Health's environmental county manager."It was definitely successful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-26/augustas-goat-program-co
Mistletoe is pest for people, food source for birds

Mistletoe has always been synonymous with Christmas. Its seasonal significance goes back centuries and spans several continents. It also makes great decoration during the holidays but it is not quite as popular as it once was.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/2014-12-18/mistletoe-pest-people-food-sou
Savannah mall uses fake vultures to frighten flock

...They've been know to shred seat cushions on boats and tear out the molding around windshields. There probably wasn't a food source at the mall that attracted them, Keyes said. Vultures disperse over many miles to hunt and may even learn where food...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-09/savannah-mall-uses-vultures-
Poi to the world: Exploring an ancient Hawaiian super food

...flavorful dish called lau lau; stems are used to flavor stews.Entire civilizations throughout the Pacific thrived on this food source, which is said to be one of the earliest cultivated plants in history. One cannot overstate the importance of taro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-12-13/poi-world-exploring-anci
Ohio airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

...The tactic could backfire: in the past, the FAA notes, such grasses have led to increased rodent populations, a food source for raptors. Dayton's initial test will run for three years.Preventing bird strikes often requires multiple approaches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-12/ohio-airport-tests-new-way
Bee-friendly gardens can help save the species

...are blooming. Apply them at night when bees are less active. Rethink the use of herbicides, which reduce pollinator food sources by removing flowers from the landscape.? Add signage to advertise the presence of pollinators. Bees often range several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-04-24/bee-friendly-gardens
Life cycle of fleas makes them difficult to control indoors, outdoors

...kill with insecticides.Under favorable conditions, adult fleas emerge in a week or two, but in the absence of a food source, they could remain in the cocoon for as long as six weeks. The fact that adult fleas can live without food for remarkably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-07-17/follow-these-tips-co
A number of stinging caterpillars can be found in our area

...saddleback. More people come in contact with this one because they feed on numerous trees, shrubs and flowers. Their food sources are plants that we come in contact every day such as canna lilies, azaleas, fruit trees and other lilies species...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-10-02/number-stinging-cate
Beware of stinging caterpillars

...More people come in contact with this one because the caterpillars feed on numerous trees, shrubs and flowers. Their food sources are plants that we come in contact with every day such as canna lilies, azaleas and fruit trees. Fortunately for us...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2013-10-10/beware-stinging-cate
Local chefs making more food from scratch

...convention center and the on-site Italian restaurant Augustino's, said that by preparing his own ingredients he can keep food sources local. He's keeping up with current food trends but also keeping his job fresh and fun."Every once in a while...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-05-25/local-chefs-making-more-food-scratc