NATURE AT RISK
This is a series of articles on the fauna and flora of the Brodhead watershed that face endangerment.
American bitterns are rare in the Brodhead watershed. The culprit: habitat degraded by humans.
It’s said the more common names a plant has, the more important it is to the culture of an area.
Rusty-patched bumble bee
This tiny creature’s range has shrunk to about 15 percent of what it once was.
This endearing dynamo has one of the smallest populations of any bird not on the endangered list.
“Brookies” need cold, clear, pure, oxygen-rich water to survive and thrive – and these fish are worth protecting.
The adorable, tiny bog turtle is at risk from environmental factors and people who “love” them too much.