Dani Tinker’s Archive

Monarchs on Goldenrod

America’s Most Amazing Wildlife Migrations

Summer is often a season bustling with travel. We go to relax, visit friends, experience new sights or relish the familiar. When wildlife travel, however, it’s typically a matter of survival. These species …

Polar Bear Belly Flop

Together We Can Make a Splash for Wildlife and Clean Water

We all need clean water to survive. When I see a wild animal splish-splashing around in wetlands, rivers or streams, it renews my love for clean water. This month we want …

Elephant Tails

The Scoop on Wildlife Poo Stories of 2015

I’ve noticed a surprising number of wildlife-related poop science and news for the last several months. From slightly silly to impressive scientific discoveries, it seems we’re brimming with stories of …

Tents under the night sky. (c) The Muir Project.

Gazer Guide: Prepare for Your Night Under the Stars

Why stress out finding a five-star hotel, when camping offers an estimated 300 billion stars just in the Milky Way? The night sky has a way of captivating gazers, new and old. This guide …

Giraffes at Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset Photos Capture Stunning Wildlife Silhouettes

Mule Deer in the Rain

16 Photographs of Animals Caught in the Rain

Sea Turtle on the Beach

Yield to Wildlife on Your Summer Beach Trip

Tiger lily and tiger swallowtail in California

9 Wildflowers Pretty Enough to Sing About

Walking down a nearby trail this weekend, I passed a patch of golden buttercups. A few minutes later I found myself singing “Build Me Up, Buttercup” as I bobbed down …

Meadowlark

Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

This year, a team of educators and biologists came together and decided International Migratory Bird Day should focus on habitat restoration. Habitat loss and degradation are major threats to migratory …

Monarch Identification Chart

Quiz: Will These Monarch Look-Alikes Fool You?

Each spring I search desperately in butterfly gardens, hoping to catch a glimpse of a monarch butterfly. I’ll admit, there are a few butterfly species that trick me. The viceroy …

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