butterflies

Swamp milkweed and monarch butterfly by Victor Quintanilla

Monarch Butterflies in a Changing World

On a recent trip to California, I stopped by Natural Bridges State Beach, a lovely seaside protected area in Santa Cruz that’s best known for the monarch butterflies that overwinter there. …

butterfly on flower by JF Bruzan

5 Fun Things to Do With Kids on Learn About Butterflies Day

Spring is in the air, and that means that soon something else will be in the air: butterflies! March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day, so spend some time outside …

Invaders in Paradise

Every family has holiday traditions. Our tradition for the past several years has been to pack up the kayaks and fishing gear and spend the holidays camping in the Florida …

Red-banded hairstreak

Photo of the Day: Red-banded Hairstreak

Photo by Matt Sullivan See more of Matt Sullivan’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo …

American lady butterfly, Permaquid Point, Maine

Photo of the Day: American Lady Butterfly

Buggy Photo Tips How to Photograph Insects — Pro photographer Rob Sheppard shares tips for taking photos of insects, spiders, and other tiny creatures.   This Photo of the Day …

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: YELLOW

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially yellow.

How many grassland animals do you know?

  |   May 4, 2012

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, …

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.

Vanishing Beauty: Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly Losing to Invasive Green Iguana

The Sunshine State is a little less bright and colorful now that the tiny and endangered Miami blue butterflyis facing a new challenge to its survival.  Large Central American iguanas …

Feeling Blue: Florida Butterfly Flutters on the Edge of Extinction

The brightly colored wings of the Miami blue butterfly once flittered and fluttered all over coastal Florida. But now, something so lovely and once so common is vanishing at a …

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