May 9, 2021
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Southern Colorado is home to some of the state’s best wildlife

Walking the tranquil paved paths at the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center in Pueblo, it is not uncommon to see an osprey swiftly dive into the Arkansas River to catch a fish.

Lizards scamper and scurry across the cement trails, dodging oncoming cyclists.

Mule deer, often with fawns in the fall, can be seen munching on shrubs and grass while keeping a close on eye on passersby. 

Mallard ducks and ducklings take their daily swim in the cool waters of the river, while a crane uses its long legs to wade in shallow waters along the river’s banks.

All this

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The best eco-friendly products for a healthy home: Earth Day is Thursday

Earth Day is a reminder that individuals can effect positive change on the environment, in big and small ways. You can find events and ideas at and work toward reducing one-use plastic in your home.

Plastic harms marine and human health, litters beaches and landscapes, and clogs waste streams and landfills, according to Earth Day’s End Plastic Pollution campaign.

“We really don’t have any more excuses when it comes to making better decisions about who we give our money to, as many [eco-friendly] products are easily attainable, and often affordable when you think of longterm use,” states Caroline Williamson

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Frequent flyer yearns for a furever home

Well, hello everyone:

My name is Julian, and I am 2 1/2 years old. When I tell you that I jump for joy — that’s an understatement. You would think I’ve been in training for the Canine Olympics. When I am outside at the shelter, I want nothing more than to jump out of the 6-foot enclosed yard and then I want to run, run, run!

I get very excited when I see other dogs! Maybe a little too excited? I am definitely a high energy kind of guy! The shelter staff says that I am very friendly and love

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Colorado Springs Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Java, Vespa, Gabby & More

Want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter or organization! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, shelters in the Colorado Springs area have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home.

In the search for an adorable new family pet, consider looking around at a local facility like Humane Society Of The Pikes Peak Region, where Beans the rat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you

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Sweet Potato Home Alabama! Lawmakers send state vegetable bill to governor

The Alabama Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill to make the sweet potato the official state vegetable. The House of Representatives voted 94-4 for the bill, sending it Gov. Kay Ivey’s for her signature. Alabama, nicknamed the “Yellowhammer State” after the state bird, has a long list of official state emblems, including an official state fruit, rock, nut, tree, insect and even folk dance.Official State EmblemsBird: YellowhammerSong: AlabamaMotto: We Dare Maintain Our Rights Salt Water Fish: (Fighting) TarponFlower: CamelliaMineral: Hematite (Red Iron Ore)Rock: MarbleHorse: Racking HorseFreshwater Fish: Largemouth BassGame Bird: Wild TurkeyAmerican Folk Dance: Square DanceNut: PecanFossil: … Read More

Acworth Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Slinky, Ben & More

Looking to add a new member to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other animal from a local shelter! Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many shelters in the Acworth area are still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets in forever homes.

Across Georgia, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages without a home — and many are located near you. In the search for your new companion, consider beginning at a local facility like Kindness Matters Ferret Rescue, where Nila the ferret is

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