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Deer Head in Container

Wildlife Are Getting Their Heads Stuck in Our Trash

6/20/2013 // By Dani Tinker

I’ve noticed several stories about wildlife with their heads stuck in various containers. It makes me uncomfortable each time. I mean, they’re unable to see, eat, drink or get it off their head. Here’s a recap of stories this past […] Read more >

Endangered Karner Butterfly

It’s Endangered Species Day, Fantastic, Now What?

5/17/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Endangered Species day is May 17 and it’s special because we’re also celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act! This single piece of legislation has prevented countless extinctions and protected animals and wildlife habitat from the harmful impact […] Read more >

My mom, my sister and I

Mother’s Day Mishaps: Perfection in Nature is Boring

5/12/2013 // By Dani Tinker

As I thought about Mother’s Day this year, I recounted the wonderful memories I have outdoors with my mom. A pattern quickly emerged. My favorite experiences involve some level of imperfection, and that’s exactly what makes them special. Here’s a […] Read more >

Ms. Frizzle Magic School Bus

5 Reasons Ms. Frizzle Rocks as a Teacher

5/7/2013 // By Dani Tinker

It’s always an appropriate time to appreciate and acknowledge an incredible teacher. You might remember Ms. Frizzle, the quirky science teacher from The Magic School Bus books and TV show. Each story involves Ms. Frizzle and her students on spectacular […] Read more >

Egret Chick

A New Look at Easter: Nests, Eggs and Chicks

3/31/2013 // By Dani Tinker

As birds gear up for spring egg-laying season, it’s an excellent time to learn about bird’s nests, eggs and chicks! This weekend I challenge you to celebrate the season and holiday by exploring the nature around you. I’d say reading […] Read more >

Collared Lizard by Sarah Waterworth

How Sunshine Powers the Lives of Wildlife

3/30/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Solar power is cool. Well, I guess technically it’s hot. Either way, the sun is not only involved with creating energy for us, but it plays a critical role in powering the lives of wildlife. Here are a few ways […] Read more >

Golden Poison Dart Frog

Pot O’ Gold: 11 Species You Might Find at the End of a Rainbow

3/16/2013 // By Dani Tinker

You don’t have to be a leprechaun to enjoy this Pot O’ Gold. This St. Patrick’s Day, take a moment to browse through and learn about these golden species. Plus, reading this is much easier than waiting for a rainbow, […] Read more >

The kids learning how to plant trees.

Why Kids Explore Nature Better than We Do

6/13/2011 // By Dani Tinker

Growing up I was under the impression that I was the best bug catcher at least in the U.S., and probably the world. I spent hours out in the backyard collecting potato bugs and other crawlies. I dabbled in fort […] Read more >