Jane Kirchner’s Archive

Monarch butterflies. Photo by USFWS Southeast

Ready, Set, Go! Monarch Butterflies Racing South Ahead of Winter

Before the northern seasons turn, monarch butterflies across North America are already fluttering southward in a race against time. Weighing less than a cracker, a single butterfly may flap more …

greenland shark

First Atlantic Marine National Monument Protects World’s Oldest Vertebrate

It’s just another day under the sea for the Greenland shark, the world’s longest-living vertebrate. But September 15, 2016, is also the day that nearly 5,000 square miles of this shark’s …

moose

Saving Over a Million Acres of Moose Habitat in Minnesota

But right now, Twin Metals, owned by Antofagasta of Chile, is proposing a massive, sulfide-ore copper mine within the Boundary Waters’ watershed, just upstream from these priceless wilderness waterways. Please …

porcupine crab

Amazing Species of the Atlantic Ocean

About 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is an area of little-disturbed ocean habitat that contains marine canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and underwater mountains rising higher than …

bison

Five Places to Watch Wild Bison Roam

snowy owl

Winter Havens for Snowy Owls

pileated woodpecker

Give Native Trees Today for Wildlife: Giving Tuesday

porcupine

Nine Wonderful Ways Wildlife Need Trees

From seed to sapling, from regal beauty to rotting log, our native trees give life to a truly amazing range of wildlife. Living trees are an important food source for …

The Real Cougars of L.A.

Meet the Real Cougars (Mountain Lions) of L.A.

Blonde. Powerful. Amazing teeth. Not the Real Housewives—but mountain lions, the real cougars of L.A! These wide roaming and territorial cats are at risk because their habitat is being cut …

Animals' Bridge

COOL CROSSINGS: Vote for Your Favorite Wildlife Crossing

We have 3.9 million miles of public roads crisscrossing the country, with many running right through prime wildlife habitat. Sadly, millions of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians are killed by …

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