Sunday Sep 14
The Mississippi Press
Chicago school children produce video about Jacob Valentine, father of Mississippi Sandhill Crane refuge
A group of gifted students in Chicago have created an informational video about Jacob Valentine II, who is considered the father of the Mississippi Sandhill Crane refuge. The seven-minute video was created by second through fifth grade students in the gifted program at Chicago's Community Consolidated School District 89. It describes Valentine as an "unsung hero" and details how he helped to save the Mississippi Sandhill Crane from extinction and strengthened the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
Mississippi sandhill cranes get sassy with food-stealing raccoon
COURTESY MISSISSIPPI SANDHILL CRANE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGEA remote camera trap captured a trio of Mississippi sandhill cranes defending their food from a raccoon on the National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier last week.
Delta Farm Press
Despite encroaching development, Boyds continue family farming
"This used to be 'way out in the country," says David Boyd, who farms with his son Matthew near Jackson, Miss., the state's capitol.
Sandhill crane that was hit by vehicle...
A Sandhill crane that was injured earlier this month after being struck by a car was returned home on Friday, February 21, 2014.
0218 yellow rail survey gal
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Mississippi State University graduate student Kelly Morris holds a yellow rail at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier on Monday Feb. 17, 2014.