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Broad-headed skink on top of a log by Dani Tinker.

Dead Trees Are Anything But Dead

7/16/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I recently learned that dead trees provide vital habitat for more than 1,000 species of wildlife nationwide. The two most common types of dead wood you’ll find in your yard, along a trail or at a park are snags (upright) and logs […] Read more >

Texas spiny lizard

Photo of the Day: Texas Spiny Lizard

8/15/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus) Photo by Flickr member Kenny Salazar See more of Kenny Salazar’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! […] Read more >

Komodo dragons are as adorable as they are awesome (Wikimedia Commons)

Here Be Dragons, Hopefully: Sydney Joins Effort to Save Komodo Dragons in 2012

2/1/2012 // By Max Greenberg

We’ve gone a full week without Komodo dragon news on Wildlife Promise (see Megan Blevins’s timely ‘Year of the Dragon’ post here). That’s as intolerable as eating less than 80% of one’s body weight might be to an extremely hungry […] Read more >

Western Fence Lizard (via Flickr's Alan Vernon)

Lizards Know the Value of Charging Stations

6/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

As anyone who’s seen a lizard sunning itself on a rock can tell you, cold-blooded creatures put a high priority on soaking up renewable energy. Now Washington may be awakening to the idea of convenient recharging. Read more >