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Easter, Eggs and Your Backyard

4/4/2012 // By Mark Wexler

As far as I know, no rabbit has ever left an egg in my backyard during Easter. But birds have, and with spring arriving earlier than usual this year, some of our feathered friends have been busy for days ahead of their normal schedules, building nests on my property. (photo by Sarah Rose)

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Animal Trickery: It’s No April Fool’s Joke

3/29/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

April Fool’s Day marks a time when lies, trickery and deception are okay, even encouraged, provided they’re done harmlessly and in a spirit of fun. In the nonhuman world, however, trickery can be serious business, a way to live long and …

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Awesome Wildlife Record Breakers

3/22/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Here are some of the many extraordinary facts about wildlife, as a reminder of how deep and rich the natural world really is. Extra-Large Wildlife Blue whales reach lengths of 110 feet (with females being bigger than males), making them …

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Is the Mockingjay from The Hunger Games Real?

3/16/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

With the release of  The Hunger Games and Catching Fire movies, we wanted to assure readers that while a government mishap hasn’t yet created anything like the mockingjay, we do see outstanding examples of mimicry in nature that help animals to …

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Eagle Cam is Back! Watch Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live

2/18/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

Did you join us last year as we watched two Iowa bald eagles care for newly hatched eagle chicks? Thanks to the Raptor Resource Center, the eagle cam we all came to love is back!  Join the National Wildlife Federation …

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Eagle Cam: Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live

4/1/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

This eagle cam is brought to you by the Raptor Resource Project, who set up this cam atop a tree at a fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa. Update: March 27, 2012 – The first egg hatched this afternoon! (Get a …

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President’s Day: How Animals Lead

2/16/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

President’s Day weekend was set aside to honor the memory of our first president, George Washington,  celebrating his skillful leadership at the dawn of our history as a nation. Leadership and hierarchies seem to come naturally to humans, helping to …

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 …

New Facebook Application Will Let You “Friend” A Mountain Gorilla (For Real)

8/31/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Who would have thought you would ever “friend” a gorilla? AFP reports: “Users of the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter will be able to “befriend” rare Ugandan mountain gorillas and track their movements, a Wildlife Authority spokeswoman said Monday. …

Study: Warmer Climate Is Sending Species Uphill

8/26/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

University of Connecticut ecologists studying plant and animal movement in Costa Rica are finding that species may move up mountain slopes as the climate warms but areas left behind will have little to replace them: AFP in the Vancouver Sun reports: …

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