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Georgia solar industry growth threatening state's gopher tortoise population

...Solar panels block the sun from reaching the ground, meaning vegetation cannot grow and gopher tortoises lose their food source, Ambrose said. Also, fences that typically surround solar plants for security reasons prevent tortoises from moving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-16/georgia-solar-industry-growth
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
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
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
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
Prepare gardens to enjoy beauty of hummingbirds

...near a patio or out a window you look out often. That's the object of the feeder. All wild birds can find their own food sources, but we want the feeder close to us so we can enjoy it.The reason behind this feeder placement is simple. Males...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-04-09/prepare-gardens-enjo
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