Archive | August 2012

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Deer die of insect-borne disease

While Oklahomans are dealing with mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus they carry, the state’s deer herd is also being affected by insect-borne disease.  Biologists with the Oklahoma Department of Photo by L. Dillon.  Click to enlarge. Wildlife Conservation say a viral disease has been confirmed in at least one deer and may be related […]

Don’t get bit…

We featured a warning about West Nile Virus on OK Nature Blog awhile back, but due to remarkable increases in cases over the past few weeks, public health officials are again warning Oklahomans to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.  The Oklahoma State Department of Health  reminds everyone to use insect repellent when outdoors and […]

An Oklahoma treasure…

I guess it’s no secret that the Wichita Mountains are one of my favorite haunts.  I go down every chance I get and I’m always rewarded with an abundance of animal and plant life. Photos by L. Dillon.  Click to enlarge. This little mixed grass prairie island has always been pretty much unsettled and devoid […]

After the fires..

The parched Oklahoma landscape erupted in a number of recent wildfires that have been devastating to many people’s lives and property.  Since this is a nature blog I’m going to focus on the natural aspect USFW image. of fires other than to point out that many people lost homes, barns and equipment because they allowed […]