Roger Di Silvestro’s Archive

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Bat Facts You Won’t Find in “The Dark Knight Rises”

Back when The Dark Knight was released in 2008, we made a very solid case for “7 Reasons Bats are Just as Cool as Batman.” Really, who can challenge these amazing …

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Spiderman vs the Real Deal: Spider Powers

The launch of the fourth Spiderman film on July 3rd marks the perfect time to contemplate Peter Parker and . . . you know . . . spiders, a.k.a. arachnids …

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An Expert’s Tips: How to Make Better Nature Photos

You’ve probably seen photographer Rob Sheppard’s images in National Wildlife magazine. Based in Southern California, he’s worked as a nature photographer for nearly 30 years. In addition to shooting photos …

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Animals That Grow Gardens

May is Gardening for Wildlife Month, in which green thumbs cultivate plants specifically to provide homes and food for wild animals. However, some animals take the role of cultivator into …

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Feeling Stressed!!?! Visit Doctor Nature

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Most of us probably feel we’re already plenty aware of stress, with anxiety over the economy and politics and getting by. But Stress Awareness …

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Animal Trickery: It’s No April Fool’s Joke

April Fool’s Day marks a time when lies, trickery and deception are okay, even encouraged, provided they’re done harmlessly and in a spirit of fun. In the nonhuman world, however, trickery …

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12 Ways Nature Can Help You Forecast Weather

The weather. Wherever you go, there it is, sometimes adding perfection to a day or night, sometimes ruining the best laid plans. But to be forewarned is to be forearmed, …

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4 Things to Know About Daylight Savings Time

The time for our clocks to spring forward is almost upon us—the second Sunday in March, when we move our timepieces one hour head at 2 a.m. Although Daylight Savings …

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Why Leap Year: The Planetary Connection

This year promises to be a long one—a full day longer than usual—because 2012 is a Leap Year, composed of 366 days instead of the typical 365. And wouldn’t you …

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Valentine’s Day: A Holiday for Real Animals

Naturalist, writer and NWF Conservation Hall of Fame inductee Ernest Thompson Seton, whose animal tales were popular among a wide audience in the early 1900s, wrote in Wild Animals I Have …

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