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Archive for March, 2014

By Amber Veverka Chicks are arriving in Charlotte-area stores in the next couple of weeks, and nearby breeders already have batches of chicks ready for new homes. If you want to raise backyard hens, here are a few things to get you started. Prepare a brooder. A brooder box simulates the heat a mother hen […]

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By Amber Veverka The springtime pools in Charlotte-area woodlands this week were sheathed with ice – so what does that mean for the salamanders whose eggs are usually clustered in the water this time of year? The answer, says conservation biologist Don Seriff, is that in most cases, if the cold doesn’t last too long, […]

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