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Wildlife and Weather – April 2010

4/23/2010 // By David Mizejewski

Here’s our latest Wildlife and Weather video.  Spring is here and it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather.  You might even do some wildlife watching! Read more >

Woolly Bears as Winter Predictors?

10/21/2009 // By David Mizejewski

A telltale sign of autumn is the appearance of woolly bear caterpillars moving across backyards, sidewalks and roads. These fat, furry caterpillars are looking for safe places to spend the winter. They spend the cold months dormant under decaying logs and fallen […] Read more >

Fall Swarming Insects

10/7/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Fall is here!  October is the season of warm days, cool nights and beautiful foliage.  It’s also the time of year that many insect species begin to seek shelter from the oncoming cold.  These insects normally find such shelter in […] Read more >

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the […] Read more >

Firefly photographed by Radim Schreiber in Iowa.

Fireflies!

7/31/2009 // By David Mizejewski

The weather’s warm and the kids are on summer vacation, which means it’s the perfect time to get outside and encounter the insect icon of summertime: the firefly. Did you know? Fireflies are actually beetles, not flies.  Lightning bug, their […] Read more >

Part 2: 10 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

7/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Read Part 1 here… Remove unnecessary standing water around your home. Typical hot-beds for mosquito reproduction are clogged gutters, flower-pot drainage dishes, children’s play equipment, tarps and any debris that can hold water. Share this advice with your neighbors. Mosquitoes […] Read more >

Bald Birds

6/9/2009 // By David Mizejewski

At this time of year, you might start seeing something strange at your bird feeder: bald birds.  Blue jays and cardinals are the most commonly reported bald birds, but it can happen to any number of common backyard species. Ornithologists […] Read more >

Bird Watching: The American Robin

2/18/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Robins in Winter? American robins are found throughout North America and are a symbol of winter’s end. The first appearance of a robin is a sure sign that spring has sprung. But did you know that in most of the lower 48 […] Read more >

The Real Reasons for Groundhog Day

2/2/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

Punxsutawney Phil, America’s most famous weather forecaster, will have love, not weather, on his mind when he emerges from his hole on February 2. Researchers tracked 32 groundhogs for more than four years and concluded that the real reason for […] Read more >

Fall Migration Update!

10/17/2008 // By David Mizejewski

Fall is here and across the country migration is in full swing. But birds aren’t the only creatures to migrate south in the fall. Some species of butterflies and dragonflies do it as well. Monarch butterflies Monarch butterflies migrate thousands […] Read more >

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