Mekell Mikell’s Archive

USDA: Adult Kudzu Stink Bug, Photo by Joe Eger.

When Good Intentions Grow Bad: Bugs, Vines and Invasions

Kudzu, once hailed as a “miracle vine,” is now a thorn in the side of folks throughout the Southeast. Once used by American farmers as a means to stop soil …

Protecting the “Incredible Bounty We’ve Been Blessed With”

Recently, tribal leaders, landowners, hunters, anglers, conservationists, business owners and government leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. for the White House Conservation Conference. Tourism and outdoor recreation, coastal conservation, river restoration …

Miami Blue Butterfly, Photo credit: Jeffrey Glassberg, Ph.D

Vanishing Beauty: Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly Losing to Invasive Green Iguana

The Sunshine State is a little less bright and colorful now that the tiny and endangered Miami blue butterflyis facing a new challenge to its survival.  Large Central American iguanas …

The Baddest Bird On the Branch

When male manakins want to impress a mate they might pull a Michael Jackson. These small and often brightly colored tropical birds moonwalk on branches as part of their elaborate …

Chinese Praying Mantis on the sidewalk at NWF headquarters, Photo Credit: MABlevins

Love Sucks, Bites, Claws and Decapitates

Because of Pythons, Nine Lives May Not Be Enough for…

Mild Winter Puts the Freeze on Ice Wine

Asian carp "Invasion" by the MacArthur Foundation

Are You Game for the Asian Carp Invasion?

Flying fish are flooding the Great Lakes, terrorizing boaters, anglers and native species. Asian carp are infiltrating the region, becoming a silvery, bigheaded  menace underwater and in the air.  Now, …

Diamond Weevil, Photo: Flickr/Ian Sutton

Diamond Weevil: A Bug with Real Bling

  Some people may dream of being covered in diamonds, but one bug is close to making it a reality. The wings of the diamond weevil are full of gem-like …

Santa Claws is Checking His List for Naughty Anti-Environmental Riders

Santa Claws’ naughty list is getting longer thanks to over 50 anti-environmental riderswaiting to latch onto FY2012 spending bills in Congress. Clean air, clean water and wildlife are all getting …

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