Cancer Survivors Learn to Grow Their Own Hope

January 16, 2013

A Wingscapes Timelapse PlantCam recently became part of a pilot study designed to determine the benefits of gardening for cancer survivors. The study, known as Harvest for Health, is sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., and involves volunteer master gardeners from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Jefferson County office in Birmingham. Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, is conducting the study. The university’s Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences, Dr. Demark-Wahnefried is also the associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read More

Saving the Allegheny Woodrat

January 10, 2013

“Everyone understands the importance of protecting a bald eagle,” says wildlife enthusiast David Kenny of Morris County, New Jersey. “But the Allegheny woodrat is one of those animals that people don’t appreciate.  If we get pictures out there people will be more aware and there will be more support for the species.” Kenny was awarded four Audubon BirdCams from Wingscapes to document the woodrat and its reproductive cycle this spring. The animal is currently endangered throughout much of its habitat in the Northeast and Southern states. In New Jersey, only 100 woodrats are estimated to still exist. Read More

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