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Turn the Tide for Turtles: Help Them Live to a Very Old Age

With their low metabolism and predator-proof hard shells, our native freshwater turtles are well equipped to live a long life.*  But traffic on roads slicing through habitats along with the …

A Wild Halloween Costume Guide

It’s true that the world’s reptiles come with a frightening array of fierce fangs, deadly venom, powerful crushing jaws, and other terrors. But, as long as you give them a …

Meet Your Pets’ Wild Relatives

Ask me to describe my dog, Humphrey, in one word and I immediately think “Wild.”  Not just because he is a sweet-faced troublemaker, but because he reminds me of his …

Dead Trees Are Anything But Dead

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 …

How Sunshine Powers the Lives of Wildlife

Texas spiny lizard

Photo of the Day: Texas Spiny Lizard

David Mizejewski talks about Creating Wildlife Habitat

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

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% …

The Sweet Shell of Success: Maryland Football’s Authentic Terrapin Tribute

The University of Maryland’s football team—the Terrapins—is popularly known for three things: hosting the Queen of England at her first American game (they beat North Carolina), winning a couple of …

25+ Nature and Wildlife Mobile Apps

Do you have a smart phone and want to use it to explore nature? The saying, “there’s an app for that,” rings true in this case. I’ve tested out a …

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