Invasive and Native Species Resources in Hills Region

 Invasive Species

   
Articles on Invasive Species
pdf Controlling Invasive Species
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It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.

pdf Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

pdf A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
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Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

pdf A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

Invasions of nonnative plants into southern forests continue to go largely unchecked and only  partially monitored. Small forest openings, forest road right-of-ways, and areas under and beside forest canopies are often occupied by invasive nonnative plants.

Cogongrass Wanted. Dead.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one to the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World, cogongrass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
By:

Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

pdf NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
By:

This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

pdf ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

pdf How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

pdf Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

pdf Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

pdf Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
By:

With many large sea and air ports, and a warm climate that many species can thrive in, Florida is a hotbed for invasive species, which create huge ecological and economic damage.

Cogongrass is a world-class weed that is invading the South.
By:

The southern region is in a crisis. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindria) is a world-class invasive grass and a Federally-listed noxious weed that continues to invade more lands and is widely regarded as the worst invasive threat in the Southern U.S ...

Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
By:

Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.

pdf Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

pdf Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
By:

Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

pdf Longleaf Pine Regeneration
By:

Provides instructions for artificial regeneration, site prep, seedings and planting to re-establish longleaf pine.  The guidelines conclude, “Longleaf pine has many desirable characteristics for landowners who have multiple-use forest management objectives.

pdf USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
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The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

pdf Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
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Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

pdf A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE FOR WILD PIG MANAGEMENT: PRACTICAL METHODS FOR WILD PIG CONTROL
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Summarizes biology of wild pigs, history of introduction and range of occurence within the U.S., and ecological and economic impacts, with suggestions for management strategies.

pdf Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

Why are Invasive Species Bad for Mississippi?
By:

Only a very small subset of species introduced to an area where they are not native will become invasive.  But when the invasion begins, it can be costly.

Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals
There are 77 resources serving Hills Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Hills Region
Biologists / Ecologists
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bob Griffin
Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Daniel C. Sumerall
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Vicksburg District - Biologist - Vicksburg, MS
Deer Management Assistance Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Jonathan R. Duncan
MS Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks - Conservation Asso. Biologist - Sardis, MS
Justin C. Hughes
MDWFP - Conservation Associate Biologist - Fulton, MS
Kyle Carrington
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mike Goff
Wildlife Technical Services - Executive Vice President/Managing Partner - Vicksburg , MS
Mississippi Land Company
- Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Private Lands Habitat Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Basinger
Westervelt Wildlife Services - Wildlife Consulting Manager, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Hunting Lease Manager - Demopolis, AL
Steven Gruchy
Wildlife Mississippi - Natural Resource Economist - Stoneville, MS
The Land Group
Dan Prevost - Biologist - Forester - Leland, MS
The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Chapter Office
Keith Ouchley - State Director - Madison, MS
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Timothy J. Carley
Mississippi Land Company - Hattiesburg, MS
Trey Watson
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
Westervelt Ecological Services
John Wigginton - Regional Manager, Southeast Region - Auburn, AL
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Ducks Unlimited
Dale James - Manager of Conservaiton Planning and Land Protection Coordinator - Ridgeland, MS
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jason Theriot
The Earth Partners - Brodhead, WI
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Keith Martin
Crop Production Services-Timebrland Div. - Mississippi, W. Tennessee, and W. Kentucky Territory Manager - Meridian, MS
Michael McCall
S.E. Realm, LLC - Monticello, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
wildpiginfo
Bill Hamrick - Extension Associate III - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture - Mississippi State, MS
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bob Griffin
Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
C. Jared Quillen
Mississippi State University - Wildlife Extension Assistant - Mississippi State, MS
Deer Management Assistance Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Delta Wildlife
Trey Cooke - Executive Director - Stoneville, MS
Forestry/Wildlife Integration, LLC
Mark W. Thomas - President/Owner - Hoover, AL
Greg L. Warren
Timber Creek Forestry LLC - Owner/Forester - Pontotoc, MS
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jay B. Mitchell
Mitchell Forestry and Wildlife Services, Inc. - Vice-President - Corinth, MS
Jaysen Hogue
Mercy Tree Forestry & Wildlife Services - President/CEO - New Albany, MS
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services/Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Mississippi Land Company
- Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council
Russ Walsh - Chair - Hattiesburg, MS
Mitchell Forestry & Wildlife Services, Inc.
- Corinth, MS
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Richmond Nell Consulting
Richie Nell - Land Investments and Management - Saraland, AL
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Steven Gruchy
Wildlife Mississippi - Natural Resource Economist - Stoneville, MS
The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Chapter Office
Keith Ouchley - State Director - Madison, MS
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ecological Services Field Office
- Jackson, MS
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
W. H. Bill Tomlinson
Sustainable Resource Managers, LLC - Vicksburg, MS
wildpiginfo
Bill Hamrick - Extension Associate III - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture - Mississippi State, MS

 Native Species

   
Articles on Native Species
Endemic Species are Your Home Team for the Ecosystem

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

Surprisingly Diverse Mississippi
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Whether you are a resident of Mississippi, or have never visited, the state is surprisingly diverse. The Mississippi Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, or CWCS, recognizes 4 distinct ecoregions, which are large areas that generally share similar climate, geography, and species communities.&n ...

pdf A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
By:

Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

Cogongrass Wanted. Dead.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one to the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World, cogongrass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
By:

Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

Fire Management and Longleaf Pine in Mississippi
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According to the Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council, periodic fire played an important ecological role in shaping southern forests and grasslands. L ...

pdf NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
By:

This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

pdf The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

pdf Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

pdf Lightning-Season Burning: Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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pdf Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

pdf Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
By:

ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
By:

With many large sea and air ports, and a warm climate that many species can thrive in, Florida is a hotbed for invasive species, which create huge ecological and economic damage.

pdf Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
By:

Cogongrass is a world-class weed that is invading the South.
By:

The southern region is in a crisis. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindria) is a world-class invasive grass and a Federally-listed noxious weed that continues to invade more lands and is widely regarded as the worst invasive threat in the Southern U.S ...

Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
By:

Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.

pdf Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
By:

Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
By:

In recent years, there has been increased interest in establishing native warm season grasses (NWSG) and forbs as wildlife habitat. Commonly known as prairie or prairie grass, native grasslands and savannas, a forest/grassland complex with less than 50% tree coverage, historically dominated the landscape across much of the United States.

pdf Longleaf Pine Regeneration
By:

Provides instructions for artificial regeneration, site prep, seedings and planting to re-establish longleaf pine.  The guidelines conclude, “Longleaf pine has many desirable characteristics for landowners who have multiple-use forest management objectives.

pdf USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
By:

The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

pdf Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
By:

Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

pdf A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE FOR WILD PIG MANAGEMENT: PRACTICAL METHODS FOR WILD PIG CONTROL
By:

Summarizes biology of wild pigs, history of introduction and range of occurence within the U.S., and ecological and economic impacts, with suggestions for management strategies.

pdf Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

Why are Invasive Species Bad for Mississippi?
By:

Only a very small subset of species introduced to an area where they are not native will become invasive.  But when the invasion begins, it can be costly.

Native Species Organizations & Professionals
There are 124 resources serving Hills Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Hills Region
Biologists / Ecologists
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bob Griffin
Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Daniel C. Sumerall
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Vicksburg District - Biologist - Vicksburg, MS
Deer Management Assistance Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Jonathan R. Duncan
MS Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks - Conservation Asso. Biologist - Sardis, MS
Justin C. Hughes
MDWFP - Conservation Associate Biologist - Fulton, MS
Kyle Carrington
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mike Goff
Wildlife Technical Services - Executive Vice President/Managing Partner - Vicksburg , MS
Mississippi Land Company
- Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Private Lands Habitat Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Basinger
Westervelt Wildlife Services - Wildlife Consulting Manager, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Hunting Lease Manager - Demopolis, AL
Steven Gruchy
Wildlife Mississippi - Natural Resource Economist - Stoneville, MS
The Land Group
Dan Prevost - Biologist - Forester - Leland, MS
The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Chapter Office
Keith Ouchley - State Director - Madison, MS
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Timothy J. Carley
Mississippi Land Company - Hattiesburg, MS
Trey Watson
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
Westervelt Ecological Services
John Wigginton - Regional Manager, Southeast Region - Auburn, AL
Fisheries Biologists
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Native Species Nurseries
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
Keenan Nursery
Landscaping · Garden Center - Pass Christian, MS
Meadowmakers
Marc Pastorek - Covington, LA
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries
Toxey Haas - Creator and CEO of Mossy Oak - West Point, MS
PlantNative
Steve Sullivan - Director - Portland, OR
Pleasant Acres Nursery
- Leland, MS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
- Upton, KY
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
John Vandevender - PMC Manager - Alderson, WV
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
Danny Bell - President - Bellville, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Deep South Nursery, Inc.
Mac Rouse - Owner - Lucedale, MS
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Delta-View Nursery
- Leland, MS
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
International Forest Company
Vickie Abrams - Secretary - Moultrie, GA
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Keenan Nursery
Landscaping · Garden Center - Pass Christian, MS
Meadowmakers
Marc Pastorek - Covington, LA
Meeks Farms & Nursery, Inc.
George & Steve Meeks - Kite, GA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Plum Creek’s Nursery
- Hazlehurst, MS
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center (LAPMC)
Garret Thomassie - PMC Manager - Galliano, LA
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
The Vetiver Network International
- Bellingham, WA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Keith Martin
Crop Production Services-Timebrland Div. - Mississippi, W. Tennessee, and W. Kentucky Territory Manager - Meridian, MS
Michael McCall
S.E. Realm, LLC - Monticello, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
wildpiginfo
Bill Hamrick - Extension Associate III - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture - Mississippi State, MS
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bob Griffin
Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
C. Jared Quillen
Mississippi State University - Wildlife Extension Assistant - Mississippi State, MS
Deer Management Assistance Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Delta Wildlife
Trey Cooke - Executive Director - Stoneville, MS
Forestry/Wildlife Integration, LLC
Mark W. Thomas - President/Owner - Hoover, AL
Greg L. Warren
Timber Creek Forestry LLC - Owner/Forester - Pontotoc, MS
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jay B. Mitchell
Mitchell Forestry and Wildlife Services, Inc. - Vice-President - Corinth, MS
Jaysen Hogue
Mercy Tree Forestry & Wildlife Services - President/CEO - New Albany, MS
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services/Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Mississippi Land Company
- Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council
Russ Walsh - Chair - Hattiesburg, MS
Mitchell Forestry & Wildlife Services, Inc.
- Corinth, MS
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Richmond Nell Consulting
Richie Nell - Land Investments and Management - Saraland, AL
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Steven Gruchy
Wildlife Mississippi - Natural Resource Economist - Stoneville, MS
The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Chapter Office
Keith Ouchley - State Director - Madison, MS
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ecological Services Field Office
- Jackson, MS
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
W. H. Bill Tomlinson
Sustainable Resource Managers, LLC - Vicksburg, MS
wildpiginfo
Bill Hamrick - Extension Associate III - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture - Mississippi State, MS

 Species Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Species Best Management Practices
pdf Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

pdf Controlling Invasive Species
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It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.

pdf NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program. Addendum, The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhite
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While NBCI 2.0 prioritizes where bobwhite restorations should take place, states do not currently have the resources to reach target densities across all the high and medium restoration potential regions of the BRI.

pdf The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

pdf Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

pdf SeaStates 2013: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

pdf Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

pdf Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Aquatic Weed Management Control Methods

A discussion of the main types of aquatic weeds, plus prevention; biological, chemical, and mechanical control; and integrated weed management. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/viewAllSheets/

pdf Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

Reasons for Prescribed Fire in Forest Management

A summary of all the benefits of prescribed fire in southern forests.

pdf Conservation buffers: wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

pdf Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

pdf Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

pdf Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi.
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ABSTRACT.—Grassland bird populations are sharply declining in North America. Changes in agricultural practices during the past 50 years have been suggested as one of the major causes of this decline.

pdf Non-native Species in Aquaculture: Terminology, Potential Impacts, and the Invasion Process
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A must-read for any responsible aquaculturist contemplating non-native species production. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Preventing Hitchhiking Nonindigenous Species in Live Shipments for Aquaculture
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Gives an overview of prevention techniques for live fish, shellfish, ornamental fish and invertebrates, aquatic plants, marine shrimp and freshwater prawns.

pdf Winter Avian Community and Sparrow Response to Field Border Width
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Field borders benefit wintering farmland birds,with greater positive effects associated with wider borders.

pdf Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

pdf The Role of Farm Policy in Achieving Large-Scale Conservation: Bobwhite and Buffers
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The conservation provisions of the Farm Bill can produce more consistent positive wildlife habitat benefits when policy (program statutes, rules, practices, and practice standards) is developed in the context of explicit goals identified as part of large-scale conservation initiatives.

pdf Managing working lands for northern bobwhite: the USDA NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project
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pdf Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
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Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

pdf Control of Bird Predation at Aquaculture Facilities
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Strategies and cost estimates for various forms of frightening programs and exclusion or barrier methods of control. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

pdf Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians And Reptiles of the Southeastern United States
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The Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles series (hereafter Guidelines) is intended to provide private landowners, state and federal land agencies, and other interested stakeholders with regional information on the habitat associations and requirements of amphibians and reptiles, possible threats to these habitats, and recommendations for managing lands in ways compatible with or beneficial to amphibians and reptiles.

pdf Mississippi’s Conservation Reserve Program. CP33-Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Mississippi Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Final Report, 2006–2010

pdf Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

pdf Emerging Issues Regarding Non-Native Species for Aquaculture
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Discusses pathogens and parasites, genetic alterations, and genetically modified organisms. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf 2008 - 2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan
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Invasive Species introduced into the United States from around the globe are affecting plant and animal communities on our farms, ranches and coasts; and in our parks, waters, forests, and backyards.

pdf Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

 

 Google News about Invasive and Native Species Resources

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Invasive Species News Items
Mississippi Tries to Control 'Popcorn' Tree Population - U.S. News & World Report
9/22/2017 10:22:17 PM
WJTV Mississippi Tries to Control 'Popcorn' Tree Population U.S. News & World Report Mississippi Tries to Control 'Popcorn' Tree Population. The Mississippi Forestry Commission is trying to control the population of an invasive species of trees that damage the native ecosystem. Sept. 22, 2017, at 2:10 p.m.. Mississippi Tries to Control ... Help the Mississippi Forestry Commission spot invasive trees WJTV all 3 news articles »

Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrent - Discover Magazine (blog)
9/22/2017 4:34:33 PM
Discover Magazine (blog) Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrent Discover Magazine (blog) “What we have in the Chicago area waterway system is essentially an invasive species superhighway. It's a continuous connection between the Great Lakes Basin and the Mississippi River Basin.” The goal of conservationists is to put a roadblock on that ...

How a 3-Ton Mess of Dead Pigs Transformed This Landscape - National Geographic
9/22/2017 2:24:00 PM
National Geographic How a 3-Ton Mess of Dead Pigs Transformed This Landscape National Geographic The unusual ecological experiment took place in Mississippi , and the scientists were awed by the results—especially the rivers of maggots. By Christie Wilcox. PUBLISHED September 22, 2017. In nature, mass mortality sometimes happens. ... “Will they ...

Alternate Solution Proposed to Army Corps' Great Lakes Invasive Species Plan - WUWM
9/21/2017 5:27:29 PM
WUWM Alternate Solution Proposed to Army Corps' Great Lakes Invasive Species Plan WUWM Congress ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to find a way to prevent aquatic invasive species from passing from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes Basin, and the reverse. For years, officials have feared that Asian carp would make their way from ... and more »

If you see these trees, report them to the Mississippi authorities - The Sun Herald
9/21/2017 1:06:50 AM
The Sun Herald If you see these trees, report them to the Mississippi authorities The Sun Herald Popcorn trees, also known as Chinese tallow trees, or Triadica sebifera, are an invasive species in Mississippi and many other Southern states, from Texas to the Carolinas. In fact, the trees were imported decades ago from eastern Asia. Now, the ...

Harmless looking trees have damaging, deadly impact on state - WDAM-TV
9/20/2017 2:32:40 PM
Harmless looking trees have damaging, deadly impact on state WDAM-TV MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) -. A harmless looking tree is wrecking Mississippi eco-systems, and the Mississippi Forestry Commission is trying to stop the invasive species from spreading any further in the state. MFC and Plan-It Geo recently launched a new ...

Keeping invasive fish species out of the Great Lakes will be expensive - Michigan Radio
9/15/2017 5:55:56 AM
Michigan Radio Keeping invasive fish species out of the Great Lakes will be expensive Michigan Radio “We're still going to need a two way solution that also prevents Great Lakes invasive species from going the other way,” Youngedyke said. In other words, a way to prevent invasive species from getting from Lake Michigan into the Mississippi River system. and more »

Greenspace: Changes to Mississippi River dam may block Asian ... - Post-Bulletin
9/5/2017 10:07:23 AM
Post-Bulletin Greenspace: Changes to Mississippi River dam may block Asian ... Post-Bulletin The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently made operational changes to a Mississippi River dam to control the spread of an invasive species. and more »

Corps Of Engineers Takes Proactive Approach To Stop Asian Carp In Mississippi River - Wisconsin Public Radio News
8/30/2017 8:02:40 PM
Wisconsin Public Radio News Corps Of Engineers Takes Proactive Approach To Stop Asian Carp In Mississippi River Wisconsin Public Radio News Previous methods for operating spillway gates at Lock and Dam 8 in Genoa created variations in the flow of water through the dam, allowing the invasive species to swim through places with a slower current. Nan Bischoff, project manager for USACE's St. In effort to stop Asian carp, Army Corps adjusts water flow at Mississippi lock near Iowa border Minneapolis Star Tribune Army Corps adjusts Genoa dam to slow spread of invasive carp La Crosse Tribune Mississippi River Dam Operations Changed To Deter Invasive Fish CBS Minnesota / WCCO Minnesota Public Radio News all 12 news articles »

Native Species News Items
Thousands of sturgeon moved from Genoa Fish Hatchery to Missouri - WXOW.com
9/14/2017 6:23:00 PM
WXOW.com Thousands of sturgeon moved from Genoa Fish Hatchery to Missouri WXOW.com They are native species to the Mississippi River and play an essential part of the ecosystem by cleaning up the riverbeds and feeding on invasive species like zebra mussels. "They really impact our freshwater mussel populations by using them as ...

Garden Plots - St. Helens Chronicle
9/13/2017 8:20:59 AM
St. Helens Chronicle Garden Plots St. Helens Chronicle Purple loosestrife, quite a stunning flower, is rapidly degrading many aquatic habitats in the Pacific Northwest and is poised to attack up to 90% of the fresh water bodies in the Mississippi and Atlantic region. You don't have to look far in Columbia ...

How do hurricanes affect birds? - Mother Nature Network
9/11/2017 1:56:33 PM
Mother Nature Network How do hurricanes affect birds? Mother Nature Network That's because two of the most powerful and devastating storms ever recorded have impacted the birds' eastern flyway, the path that takes them through Florida, and their central flyway through Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The effects of ...

Mike Bleech: Latest Lake Erie invader more evidence its time for a ban - GoErie.com
9/10/2017 3:03:03 AM
Mike Bleech: Latest Lake Erie invader more evidence its time for a ban GoErie.com The third thing that went wrong was when grass carp made their way from the Mississippi River watershed into the Great Lakes. Petty bickering did ... Most notably, they replace native species that are needed by other species as food, cover and other ...

Butterfly pollinator area planned for Meadow Valley Park - Pekin Daily Times
9/4/2017 9:43:42 PM
Pekin Daily Times Butterfly pollinator area planned for Meadow Valley Park Pekin Daily Times During her childhood in southern Mississippi , Sarah Hostetler of Washington used to watch multitudes of monarch butterflies traveling through their migration corridor on their way to their winter homes in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Hundreds of ... and more »

Lock and dam changes aimed at stopping invasive carp - Mankato Free Press
8/31/2017 7:01:29 PM
Mankato Free Press Lock and dam changes aimed at stopping invasive carp Mankato Free Press The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has adjusted the flow of water through a Mississippi River lock and dam in southeastern Minnesota in an effort to slow the spread of invasive carp, which have been discovered as far north as Redwood Falls in the ...

Be especially watchful for brown widow spiders - The Sun Herald
8/26/2017 6:07:50 PM
The Sun Herald Be especially watchful for brown widow spiders The Sun Herald There are three widow spiders here in Mississippi : The Southern black widow, the Northern black widow and the brown widow. The Southern black widow is the one we visualize when ever we think of widow spiders. It's a native species and has a shiny ...