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Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Hibernating animals find homes in county’s landscape

When we begin to enter the colder seasons, creatures of multiple species start changing their appearance and continue to do so until it gets warmer in the spring. In Tooele, many migrate such as butterflies, bats, birds...

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Canadian geese return to same mating grounds every year

Canadian geese, also known as Branta Canadensis, are a commonly known bird of North America and are seen all over Tooele County. This bird is found mainly around water or grassy fields. Tooele County has many preferable...

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Ferruginous hawks commonly seen soaring in Tooele County

The ferruginous hawk is one of the most sighted birds in Tooele County. It also serves as one of North America’s largest birds. Ferruginous hawks range in size from 2 feet in height with a wingspan of...

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Without motherly care, baby mice would die

When it comes to mice, as well as many other rodents, reproduction is not considered a difficulty. If breeding is not controlled and mice are able to thrive freely, a single mother can produce more than 100...

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Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Although the Jerusalem cricket has a painful bite, it’s not dangerous

Even though there is still snow on the ground, it won’t be long before spring will be here and we’ll be out hiking in the mountains and working in our yards. Spring is an excellent time to...

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Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Stink bugs not originally from U.S.

Stink bugs, also known as marmorated stink bugs or shield bugs, come from the family of Pentatomidae and from the order of Hemiptera. This order is comprised of more than 50,000 different insect species. The many species...

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Mud daubers known for keeping spider populations down

The mud dauber is the world’s most peaceful wasp. They come from the family of Sphecidae and the order of Hymenoptera, as well as belonging to the orders of ants, bees and wasps. These insects rarely sting...

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Betta fish known for being both beautiful and aggressive

Bettas, also known as the Siamese fighting fish, are not as ordinary as they might seem. Not only do they show off magnificent colors and long flowing fins, but they can also survive in low oxygenated waters,...

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Flies aren’t just pests — they help the world’s ecosystem, too

Flies are very gifted insects. Their talented flight patterns are one of the reasons why their order is called “Diptera,” meaning “two wings.” They are able to fly backward, upside down, hover and spin in one place....

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Dragonflies must live near water to survive

There are many things that people don’t know about dragonflies, but one interesting fact is that they are one of the most ancient living creatures on the earth. Dragonfly fossils were recorded over 300 million years ago,...

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