How do bees make honey?

Answered by Alana Jensen, Environmental Educator, GSS ESER Program, http://www.gsseser.com Honey is bee food. Though adult honey bees eat nectar and pollen from flowers during the summer, juvenile bees (larvae) eat only honey. When winter comes and nectar is harder to find, bees rely on stored nectar to survive. Left in its natural state, stored…

What does an strong El Niño winter mean for Idaho?

Answered by Mike Huston, Meteorologist, National Weather Service Unusually warm sea surface temperatures across the tropical Pacific continue to support El Niño conditions and forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center unanimously favor the development of a “strong” El Niño which is expected to persist through the winter and gradually weaken during the spring of 2016. Across the United States, temperature and precipitation impacts…

Why do buffalo roll in the dirt?

Answered by Gregg Losinski, Regional Conservation Educator, Idaho Fish and Game There are a few reasons why buffalo (or bison) roll in the dirt, but the simplest answer is that it just feels good. Many birds and mammals roll in the dirt, including possibly your pet dog or cat. When an animal rolls in the…