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My kids know that I write for Ranger Rick magazine and, I am sorry to say, they are not all that impressed. Don’t get me wrong. They love the magazine. But when asked about what I do, they say that my job …
Even the animal lovers at Ranger Rick can appreciate the fun in Angry Birds—and REAL angry birds. Here are a few of our favorite avian toughies.
All aboard! Amtrak’s new kids’ website offers fun games that test memory, problem-solving, and environmental know-how.
As the newest editor on the Ranger Rick staff, I can take exactly none of the credit for the magazine’s most recent big award. But I can already see the everyday, behind-the-scenes work that makes these magazines so extraordinary. Potty humor, anyone?
A bald eagle slows to land in a nearly leafless tree near Maryland’s Conowingo Dam. Photographed by Jim McCollum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Edgar Allen Poe’s “grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore” is actually one of the smartest birds around, using tools to collect hard-to-reach food and, in lab experiments, appearing to use logic to solve complex problems.
Ready for its close-up, this praying mantis looms large over a small crowd of blissfully unaware humans in the background. 17-year-old Kevin Skrzynski noticed the insect while on vacation in Connecticut.
If you cannot afford a professional home energy audit or don’t want to wait, you can conduct your own audit of your home’s efficiency.
Tree frog? What tree frog? Efren Adalem spotted and photographed this tiny, well-camouflaged Pacific tree frog (Pseudocris regilla) in his Watsonville, California, backyard.
One of the most endangered birds in the world celebrates a happy milestone this week: On Wednesday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that for the first time in half a century, 100 wild California condors now fly free …