frogs

Wood frog by Dave Huth.

5 Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You

The beginning of spring signals the return of frogs to local vernal pools, streams, and wetlands. Frogs are amphibians, which means “double life,” because they live part of their lives …

Creating a Habitat for Screech Owls

On a cold winter day my favorite little screech owl recently spent the afternoon sunning. Dressed in its handsome feathered suit, my screech owl becomes almost invisible sitting in the …

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, …

Kathie Lee and Hoda Campout on Today Show

  The Great American Backyard Campout is this Saturday, June 22.  Families all across the country will head outside for a little old-fashioned camping fun (you can too – find …

Gray tree frog

Photo of the Day: Camouflaged Tree Frog

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo …

My Top 10 Frog Photos for Save the Frogs Day

Regular readers of my blog know frogs rank as one of my favorite animals (right above pika and wolves, although all animals are really my favorite). Frogs have fascinated me …

Twelve Tree-Mendous Wildlife Facts for National Wildlife Week

Next Monday we’ll join children across the country in a celebration of trees during National Wildlife Week. This year, we’re teaming up with kids and hope to plant 75,000 trees …

My kids playing on an iPad

Our Favorite Apps Where You Pretend to be Animals or Naturalists

Learn about wildilfe by BEING an animal or naturalist in these fun apps.

Spotify Wildlife: Finding Bird, Amphibian and Insect Calls Online

While I’ve written about listening online before, I haven’t really covered how much a curious person can learn from nature just by listening to various wild melodies. With the huge popularity …

Wildlife Take the Gold for True Olympic Feats

Olympic fever has taken hold of the world—we’re all cheering for our favorite athletes. While human Olympians have amazing physical abilities, for wild animals strength, speed, agility and endurance mean …

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