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Join in the Fun of a National Bird Count

Yesterday as we began our morning, the sound of birds singing really punctuated the air. Robins, cardinals, mockingbirds, and wrens were singing their little hearts out. Spring migration is just around the corner and they will soon be joined with those brightly colored migratory songbirds traveling north as the weather warms. If you enjoy seeing […]

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Witch Hazel: Native Plant of the Month

Witch hazel has an interesting history. If you wanted to find water on your land, this was the tree to have. Dowsing rods were cut from the common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) tree and these were used to seek out sources of underground water. Other uses for witch hazel include the making of an astringent from […]

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2016 Year in Review

2016 Year in Review

Another year has come and gone at Tara Wildlife. We thank all of you for helping to make 2016 a great year at Tara Wildlife. We are taking a look back at 2016 and everything that was going on at Tara as well as giving you a sneak peek into some special events happening in […]

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Northern Mockingbird: The Bird of Many Songs

The state bird of Mississippi is an amazing vocalist. It can mimic the calls of almost any bird and has been known to mimic frog calls and other sounds. A male mockingbird may learn as many as 200 different songs in its lifetime. Have you ever been dive-bombed by a mockingbird? I’ve seen it happen […]

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