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We have republished all 1981 issues, which include articles featuring Marc Stevens, Sue Nero, and Lisa de Leeuw, and pictorials of Hillary Summers, Tiffany Clark and Lysa Thatcher, and much more. We republished all 1980 issues in 2020.




Stag May 1981



Jimmy graduated from Mississippi State with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Entomology, and a Business emphasis. He married his college sweetheart Sonya, and they have two children and two grandchildren They are active members of Flora United Methodist Church. Jimmy serves as a Christian example to the students he coaches. He started a consulting business in May 1981 working with 90% cotton and the remainder soybeans, corn, and some vegetables. For years he trained and worked Labrador retrievers and ran AKC hunt tests. While working with Tara Wildlife he started training labs to blood trail. He has raised and trained some of the better known trail dogs in the state. In the early years, he was a duck and deer hunting guide, mostly at Cottonwood, one of the premier hunting properties in the South.


An avid hunter, Jimmy traveled the world harvesting plains game in Africa such as the Cape Buffalo, stag in New Zealand, elk in the Mid-West, caribou in Alaska, bear in the Rockies, and antelope on the plains. All of this led to others asking advice on their recreational properties due to his experiences. He learned that this information could be sold, leading to his developing recreational properties in Mississippi and neighboring states. His love of wing shooting led to skeet and sporting clay shooting. When Mississippi College asked Jimmy if he would consider starting a college sporting clay team, he took that opportunity to teach young people how to shoot. Jimmy will complete his level 1 NSCA instructor course in February.


Flying haphazardly through the air on a balmy summer day, the male stag beetle is in a hurry to find a mate. Find out how he puts his spectacular antler-like jaws to use, why this species needs protection and how you can help.


One of the most noteworthy things about stag beetles is their size. Male stag beetles measure up to 7.5 centimetres long when their impressive jaws are taken into account, making this species the largest beetle in the UK and in fact the whole of Europe.


In the UK, the stag beetle beats its next rival for the biggest beetle record by a few centimetres. The great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis), a voracious predator that lives in ponds, can reach about three centimetres long. Although it is aquatic, this beetle sometimes leaves the water and flies off to settle in a new pond.


The great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) is about the same size as a small female stag beetle. Its larvae can grow up to 10cm long, slightly shorter than stag beetle larvae. Hector Ruiz Villar/ Shutterstock.com


The size of an adult stag beetle is influenced by the quality and amount of food it had access to as a larva. The smallest males are about four centimetres long. Even so, male stag beetles are usually considerably larger than female ones, which can be as little as three centimetres long.


Male stag beetles use their large, antler-like jaws to battle each other for access to females during breeding season, much like a male deer uses its antlers. This is also where the beetle gets its name.Senior beetle curator Beulah Garner says, 'Male stag beetles use their magnificent mandibles as a warning signal to other males, raising them in a defensive or aggressive posture to fight off a contender.


In the UK, stag beetles mainly live in southeast England, although they are locally common along parts of the southwest coast and in the Severn Valley. They are most abundant around the Thames Valley, the New Forest in Hampshire and down to the south coast. The species is also found in central and southern parts of Europe.


In southeast England and other parts of Europe where the species is found, stag beetles can be spotted in and around urban parks and gardens that contain plenty of dead wood BIOSPHOTO/ Alamy Stock Photo


Across London, stag beetle beetles are far more common in the south and west. Central London lacks suitable habitat, but researchers don't yet know why the species isn't more abundant in north and east London.


Epping Forest and neighbouring areas in northeast London are an exception to this pattern. The forest is designated a European Special Area for Conservation, partly due to the presence of stag beetles. So are Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath.


Due to their lifestyle, you're most likely to see stag beetles near areas of deciduous woodland or parkland with big, old trees and gardens containing plenty of dead wood. If you live in an area with stag beetles, you could increase your chances of an encounter by keeping dead wood in your garden.


You're unlikely to see a stag beetle larva unless you accidentally dig one up. If you do, try to put it back exactly where you found it. If that's not possible, bury it in a safe place with as much of the rotting wood from its original location as possible.


Lesser stag beetles (Dorcus parallelipipedus) are much more common than the female stag beetles (Lucanus cervus) they can be mistaken for. Here are tips on how to distinguish them. TYNZA/ Shutterstock.com


Female stag beetles are capable of flight. Like most other beetles they have flight wings hidden under hardened outer wings. However, you're far more likely to see them on the ground looking for a suitable spot to lay their eggs.


The situation is even more serious in Europe, where stag beetle populations are still decreasing. The species disappeared entirely from Latvia and Denmark, although it has since been successfully reintroduced to the latter.


Max says, 'Unnecessary clearing up and destruction of dead wood, and the conversion of woodland and forest habitats for agriculture or development have impacted the stag beetle, as no doubt did a cooling period during the nineteenth century. Killing of adults by cars, cats and thoughtless people may also contribute to their decline.'


'Like most of the rest of biodiversity, stag beetles have declined because of human alteration of the landscape. However, they are better off than many species because they can survive and breed in single trees and stumps in highly modified environments - as their success in London shows.


Max adds, 'Providing dead wood in your garden can really make a difference to these beetles as they rely on it. Partially buried dead wood is best because the humidity remains constant and high. Not only will it make a useful stag beetle nursery, but it will also support a wide range of other insects and fungi.


The beetle most often mistaken for a female stag beetle is the lesser stag beetle. However, lesser stags are black all over with matt wing cases, while female stag beetles have shiny brown wing cases. Lesser stag beetles tend to have a much squarer overall look.


Female stag beetles prefer light soils which are easier to dig down into and lay their eggs. Newly emerging adults also have to dig their way up through the soil to reach the surface, therefore areas like the North and South Downs, which are chalky, have very few stag beetles. They also prefer areas which have the highest average air temperatures and lowest rainfall throughout the year.


Born in Liverpool to a theatrical family, her parents ran a ballroom dancing school and she joined the city's Shelagh Elliott-Clarke drama school aged eight. Upon leaving school she gained repertory experience at a number of theatres including the Liverpool Playhouse, and made her London stage debut in Willy Russell's Stags and Hens at the Young Vic in 1980. Probably best known for her portrayal of Aveline Boswell in the long-running BBC comedy series Bread, she retired from acting in 2000 to focus on bringing up her family, she planned to return to work after her youngest child had completed GCSEs.


Kathy Huber has worked for the Houston Chronicle since May 1981. She was Features Copy Desk chief before becoming the first full-time garden editor for the paper in 1988. She writes a weekly garden Q&A and feature stories.


Still brand new and in excellent condition, 1981 Queen Cutlery NKCA (National Knife Collector's Association) equal end cigar pocket knife. This is a Limited-Edition knife that is serialized 1 of 12,000 (#08912).


In response, CDC formed a Task Force on KS/OI in the summer of 1981. From the very beginning, investigators thought the problem was most likely due to an infectious agent that could be transmitted through sexual contact, although some speculated that recreational drugs or other environmental factors could also be causes. In late 1981, cases began to be seen in injection drug users who were heterosexual, suggesting a pattern of infection that could be transmitted through blood. By early 1982, health experts were concerned that transmission through heterosexual contact, transmission to newborns, or transmission through the blood supply could come next. These predictions came true. Transmission through the blood supply was confirmed when immunosuppression was reported in three people with hemophilia. Representatives from CDC, other health organizations, other scientists, and representatives from blood banks, gay rights organizations, and hemophiliacs, met in Washington D.C. to determine ways to prevent the transmission and develop guidelines to screen the blood supply.


The Napa Valley is itself an AVA, and it has been since it received its own designation in 1981. It is California's first recognized AVA and the second in the United States. Within the Napa Valley AVA exist 16 nested AVAs, including: Atlas Peak, Calistoga, Chiles Valley, Coombsville, Diamond Mountain District, Howell Mountain, Los Carneros, Mt. Veeder, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Spring Mountain District, Stags Leap District, Yountville and Wild Horse Valley. 041b061a72


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