animal behavior

Rabbit by Sarah Rose

Easter, Eggs and Your Backyard

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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Awesome Wildlife Record Breakers

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 …

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Is the Mockingjay from The Hunger Games Real?

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 …

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

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 …

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Eagle Cam: Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live

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, …

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 …

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

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 …

Study: Warmer Climate Is Sending Species Uphill

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 …

Migration Begins!

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of …

Study: Birds That Think Like Humans

A Cardiff University study finds that birds may think in the same way as humans when selecting food and making choices in complex environments. New Wales.co.UK reports: “Paignton Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling …

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