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Dogs playing on the beach. Photo by Abby Barber

Meet Your Pets’ Wild Relatives

3/13/2015 // By Abby Barber

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 wild ancestor, the gray wolf. Like most pets, my dog …

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 …

Collared Lizard by Sarah Waterworth

How Sunshine Powers the Lives of Wildlife

3/30/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Solar power is cool. Well, I guess technically it’s hot. Either way, the sun is not only involved with creating energy for us, but it plays a critical role in powering the lives of wildlife. Here are a few ways …

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Photo of the Day: Texas Spiny Lizard

8/15/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

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! …

David Mizejewski talks about creating an amphibian house.

David Mizejewski talks about Creating Wildlife Habitat

2/17/2012 // By Becky McIntire

This past Saturday David Mizejewski came and chatted with staff and community members at the Willow Creek Hatchery and Habitat Demo Garden in Edmonds, WA. Here you can see him talking to the group about an amphibian house that they …

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 …

Best helmet ever. (Courtesy Greg Fiume, Maryland Athletics)

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

8/26/2011 // By Max Greenberg

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 national championships in the 1950s and integrating the predominantly southern …

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25+ Nature and Wildlife Mobile Apps

8/15/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

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 number of smart phone applications, and I must say they …

Humans and their Animal Phobias

2/19/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Phobias are no joke. But they can be interesting. I tend to be an abnormal case simply because I like (and in some cases love) the animals that cause most phobias. So when I see a long list of strange …

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