Help the DNR estimate Indiana’s wild turkey population by counting hens with and without poults (young turkeys) seen in July and August! Reports are needed from every Indiana county. You can find out more information about wild turkey broods and why it’s important to count the turkeys on the DNR page. Volunteer and share your observations at on.IN.gov/turkeybrood 🦃 #dnr #turkeybroods #countthem #nature #wildlife #wildlifeconsevation
Photo courtesy of the DNR 📸
The DNR confirmed a black bear sighting in Southwest Indiana last weekend. This is the fourth confirmed black bear in Indiana. Attacks are rare and bears are actually very shy and non-aggressive animals. It’s always good to know what to do in order to coexist with wildlife! The DNR gave some tips on what to do if you encounter a black bear.
Tips if you see a black bear:
Do not feed it.
Observe it from a distance.
Do not climb a tree.
Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms and backing slowly away.
Report bear sightings to the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
Photo courtesy of the DNR and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. #blackbear #blackbearsighting #indianawildlife #wildlife #coexistwithwildlife #coexist #safetytips
These ears say, “I have regrets.” Sharing this picture from an IWF member in Sullivan county that recently did a water rescue of this soggy baby opossum from a neighbor’s swimming pool. 💦 #indianawildlife #goodsave #livingwithwildlife
Posted @withregram • @indianaaudubon You’re seeing this message around a lot. Unfortunately it’s not a scam, and is very much true until we can figure out the cause of all of these sick birds. #indianabirding #indianadnr #sickbirds #indianawildlife