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Monarch feeding on Prairie Verbena. Photo by Marya Fowler

Collaborating to Save the Monarch Migration

The migration of monarch butterflies is one of the natural world’s most epic journeys. The eastern population of monarchs flies up to 3,000 miles from their summer homes in America’s …

Shrubs and flowers that support migrating monarch butterflies are also in full bloom in the fall, like this flowering groundsel bush, a cousin of the western coyote bush. Photo by Stacy Small-Lorenz

Wild Times at the Jersey Shore: Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Maybe forest isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Jersey Shore. But this was just one of the sights I encountered on the Delaware …

Monarchs on Goldenrod

America’s Most Amazing Wildlife Migrations

Summer is often a season bustling with travel. We go to relax, visit friends, experience new sights or relish the familiar. When wildlife travel, however, it’s typically a matter of survival. These species …

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Songbirds, Migration and Soy: What’s the Connection?

Spring season is now in full swing, with bluebells blooming and daffodils dancing. And, even sweeter, there is the sound of songbirds singing. Now is peak migration time for many …

Monarchs by Mariam Ohanjanyan

Western Monarchs: Why 1 Percent Matters

Polar Bears by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant James Seith.

Watch 1,000 Polar Bears Spar and Nap as They Wait…

Monarch Butterfly by Bernadette Banville

Get Ready For Monarch Migration

Osprey photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor in Alexandrai, VA.

Is the Seahawk a Real Bird?

My hometown is Portland, Oregon. We do not have a professional football team. I’ve always cheered for the Seahawks, but it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out …

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No Till, Cover Crops and Wildlife: A Lively Combination

After harvest of winter wheat earlier this year, an interesting thing happened: my field, with the wheat residue remaining and cover crops growing, became migratory waterfowl Mecca. Why was this?  …

Monarchs by Dave Hawkins.

Where Are Migratory Monarchs This Fall?

Each fall at about this time, I try to spend a weekend at the Black Walnut Point Inn on Maryland’s Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Located on the southern …

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