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Animal Olympians – Part 3

2/22/2010 // By David Mizejewski

The third installment of animals with phenomenal physical abilities in celebration of the Olympics (don't miss part one and part two). Spotted Hyena, Least Weasel and Tasmanian DevilSpotted hyenas have incredibly strong jaws, which they put to good use in […] Read more >

Some Recommended Nature Reading

2/19/2010 // By David Mizejewski

By mid-February, even die-hard fans of winter are dreaming of getting outside into warmer weather.  Here is a list of some of my favorite nature and wildlife-related books to help take your mind to a warmer place as you await […] Read more >

Animal Olympians – Part 2

2/18/2010 // By David Mizejewski

The second in our series on animals with gold-medal-worthy abilities in celebration of the Olympics. Lynx and Snowshoe HareWhen it comes to ability to navigate deep snows, it’s anyone’s guess whether the snowshoe hare or the lynx would take the […] Read more >

Animal Olympians – Part 1

2/16/2010 // By David Mizejewski

The Olympics have begun!  While human Olympians have amazing physical abilities, for wild animals, strength, speed, agility and endurance mean more than just medals, they are a matter of survival.  Here is the first in a series of posts about […] Read more >

NWF on Today Show – Be Out There!

1/8/2010 // By David Mizejewski

Did you know that by the time the average kid goes to kindergarten, he or she has already watched 5,000 hours of television?  That's enough time to earn a college degree!  If you think there's something wrong with that picture, […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 4

10/31/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Happy Halloween! We’ve saved the best for last. There are several species of diminutive candiru catfish that inhabit South American rivers. They seek out larger fish […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 3

10/30/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Oxpeckers and Vampire Finches There are several bird species that form symbiotic relationships with larger animals. The larger animals tolerate the birds’ presence on their bodies, […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 2

10/29/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Mosquitoes For mosquitoes, it’s the ladies who are the bloodsuckers. Both sexes feed on flower nectar as their main source of nutrients. Only when she’s ready […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 1

10/28/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Who’s your favorite vampire? Do you swoon over Edward Cullen and Bill Compton, or are classic bloodsuckers like Count Dracula and Lestat de Lioncourt more your […] Read more >

Woolly Bears as Winter Predictors?

10/21/2009 // By David Mizejewski

A telltale sign of autumn is the appearance of woolly bear caterpillars moving across backyards, sidewalks and roads. These fat, furry caterpillars are looking for safe places to spend the winter. They spend the cold months dormant under decaying logs and fallen […] Read more >