Help identifying scat

I discovered this scat nearby my bird feeders. I live on a hill in the Ridges subdivision in Grand Junction, Colorado. The area is natural arid vegetation. Prickly pear cactus, grasses, rocky, dry. The scat is light in color, very dry (may have been there a few days). It contained seeds (not bird seed-natural local) but no obvious hair/bone fragments. There was mainly what appears to be plant/fiber material. It's the size of a medium dog's scat. There was not obvious scrape. It's not in a fenced area. I wore disposable gloves and double bagged it in plastic doggie bags before putting in the trash. I'm thinking I should bring my bird feeders in at night.


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Mesa County Colorado 4 days ago

My beautiful ZZ succumbed to last Saturday's cold snap

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Now that we're in November, is this a good time of the year to trim back lilac bushes and even the maple tree in our front yard?


Natrona County Wyoming 4 days ago

Seeding New Grass Seed

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Brown County South Dakota 4 days ago

Campylobacter Bacteria

We have a lot of rabbits around our to home community. One resident reported her dog became sick with Campylobacter Bacteria. What causes this and how do we prevent it?

Thank you

Cindilou Peniston


Broomfield County Colorado 4 days ago

worms in hickory nuts

Hello All!
My family has a number of hickory nut trees on our property and we truly enjoy the nuts all year. However, those darn little worms (pecan weevils?) are in many of the nuts. Any tips for controlling these creatures would be appreciated.
Thanks to all! Susan


Kalamazoo County Michigan 4 days ago

Aspen Bark - Animal Striping?

I am new to Minnesota, I planted 6 aspens trees last year and something in this past week has stripped off the bark. Please see attached photos. Any ideas on what? Will the trees live? Any info/advice is appreciated. Regards, Fran Fox


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Olmsted County Minnesota squirrel damage aspen trees 4 days ago

Is this the dreaded...?

I was having coffee with a friend and suddenly this animal started running across the kitchen table we don't know where it came from and my concern is of course it it's a bedbug although it seems awfully big. We have had issues with them in the building before and I just want to make sure that it's not the same thing or if it is take care of it but it seems awfully big and long.



Oneida County New York 4 days ago

native grasses for yard cover

We're seeking native ornamental grasses that can help us avoid mowable lawn. What can you recommend, please?


Washington County Oregon native grasses 4 days ago

vinca alternative

I have an embankment to cover with soil holding groundcover and would like something like vinca but that does not have its invasive character. What can you recommend.


Washington County Oregon 4 days ago

leaves being pulled into holes



Washington County Oregon 4 days ago

food safety

I harvested kidney beans when the pods were dried. How can I be sure they are safe to use?


Moody County South Dakota 4 days ago

caterpillar on white oak

A large dead white oak was taken down on our church's property. I found a white caterpillar coming out under the bark on one section of the tree. Can you identify it?? I did manage to get a picture and will attach it. Thanks .



Anne Arundel County Maryland white oak pest insects tree long horned beetle larvae 4 days ago

Bug identification

I found this on my house yesterday. I have never seen one like this and I am looking to see if you know what it is?


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Hennepin County Minnesota insect identification 4 days ago

Gardening Question! Red Wethersfield Onion

Hi! I just bought a package of Red Wethersfield Onion Sets from our local Grange CO-OP. I live in Southern Oregon. In Talent. Can I get some planting tips? Thanks so much! -Gina


Jackson County Oregon horticulture 4 days ago

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I am trying to clear my property of Knapweed and Puncture vine, and I would like to ask if there are certain chemicals that would work better than others? Also I have a small lot so if there were smaller option that wasn't for a huge farm.


Jefferson County Oregon horticulture weed issues 4 days ago

Rust on serviceberry?

I've attached a photo of the front and back of a serviceberry leaf. I think this is a rust issue? But not 100% sure. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Oakland County Michigan trees and shrubs 4 days ago

Your dairy cows

I'm interested in purchasing some of your cheese. I'd like to know if your dairy cows are treated with antibiotics or hormones and if your dairy is certified humane.Thank you


Lane County Oregon 4 days ago

greenhouse whiteflies

Where to find parasitoids. will they help? Have tried garlic oil, soap, neemoil and pepper spray. Would Delphastus catalinae (beetles) help?


Custer County Colorado 4 days ago

Arborvitae Storm Damage

Hello - I’m looking for some advice/help in determining how to handle storm damaged trees in backyard of home I recently purchased. The trees sustained heavy damage last winter. I’m wondering if I can prune and to what level I should. Or if they are a total loss. They were clearly planted as a privacy barrier but were not maintained. Seem overgrown, leading to ongoing bending and breaking. Any advice on what to do here, would be greatly appreciated. Please see attached images.


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Washington County Oregon 4 days ago

Cluster Fly Pheromone

Hello there. I've communicated with your team in the past about cluster flies. They are a real problem at our home. We've done our best to seal windows, etc. in order to keep them out. I recently learned that they may emit a pheromone that leads other cluster flies to follow them to the "safety" of our home. If we wanted to eliminate the possible pheromone how would we do that? What type of cleaner or odor eliminator could we possibly use to neutralize it? Thank you, David Wrenshall, MN


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Denver County Colorado 4 days ago

During the OSU farm trade show, an OSU researcher referred me to Bulletin...

During the OSU farm trade show, an OSU researcher referred me to Bulletin #472 to be found at After visiting that page, I am unable to find a reference to that bulletin, nor a link to a catalog of bulletins. The search dialog was not revealing. Could you please give me a link to the catalog of bulletins? Many thanks.


Greene County Ohio 4 days ago

Hypomyces on oyster mushrooms

Are you aware of discovery of and classification of a Hypomyces growing on wild oyster mushrooms? I found some recently and if unknown, would like to submit sample for evaluation before the fruiting bodies are composted . I have a couple of pictures at this time.


Oregon mushrooms 4 days ago

Oregon Grape

is a Mahonia aquafolia 'Compacta' a dwarf variety of Mahonia aquafolia? If not, why not?


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