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Inca Tern

Wildlife with Marvelous Mustaches – Movember Edition

While Movember is a fun way to support a serious issue, we thought it was important to highlight some wildlife touting mustaches (or moustaches if you prefer) in style. So …

A female Townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii.

13 Halloween Wildlife Myths – Debunked!

While you were out appreciating costumes and nighttime wildlife you may have wondered: Can owls turn their heads all the way around? Was that a bat I saw? Is the …

Giant Spider Web Texas FWP

The Most Fascinating Things About Halloween’s Scariest Creatures

Halloween is full of little costumed spooks and goblins.  But it also has its own standard menagerie of “scary” creatures including bats, cats, spiders, ravens and crows.   Indeed, the imagery of …

bats, hike & seek, NWF, National Wildllife Federation

Hike & Seek Question: What Are Bats?

In September and October, NWF’s Hike & Seek™  program will be offered in select cities nationwide, teaching children of all ages about wildlife and the outdoors. “What Are Bats?” is a pre-Hike …

long-nosed bat, Arizona, pollen eating

Bat Facts You Won’t Find in “The Dark Knight Rises”

Back when The Dark Knight was released in 2008, we made a very solid case for “7 Reasons Bats are Just as Cool as Batman.” Really, who can challenge these amazing …

A Big Brown bat eating a meal worm. Photo credit: MABlevins, 2012

5 Need-to-Know FAQs for Seeing a Bat in the Daytime

I’m convinced that bats are one of the most misunderstood creatures of our time. People either love them (“Oh, they’re so cute!”) or they fear them (“Oh, they have rabies!”), and …

GUEST POST: Dispelling Fear of the Phantom Bat

Dianne Odegard is the Outreach Associate for Bat Conservation International, where she works on issues including education, public help, and bats in buildings. Mexican Free-Tailed Bats are one of the …

Antarctic Fur Seal Pups

15 Adorable Wildlife Puppies for National Puppy Day

Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that two of my favorite things are: 1) wildlife and 2) puppies. When I’m not at work helping protect the first, …

Butterfly alighting on a fellow traveler (Photo: Anne Senft)

7 Animals to Bring You Good Luck

Animals enrich our lives in many ways. Here are a handful that are thought to bring us luck.

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering or even inspiring. The great Gulf turtle rescue: …

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