David Mizejewski’s Archive

Animal Olympians – Part 3

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 …

Some Recommended Nature Reading

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 …

Animal Olympians – Part 2

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 …

Animal Olympians – Part 1

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.  …

NWF on Today Show – Be Out There!

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 …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 4

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 …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 3

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. …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 2

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 …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 1

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 …

Woolly Bears as Winter Predictors?

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 …

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