October, 2011

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are …

A Truly Scary Halloween Story: Bats Are In Trouble

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature …

Important Wildlife Lesson: Baby Squirrels Unfamiliar with Pistachios

Add to the list of the great mysteries of nature: How can a baby squirrel understand a sunflower seed, but be stumped by a pistachio?

Nebraska Says NO to Keystone XL…Again

Maybe it was the 91 jack-o-lanterns refusing to blink staring up at the Nebraska Governor reminding him the potential number of leaks that would soil the Ogallala aquifer? Or maybe …

Great horned owl by Larry Hitchens

5 Spook-tacular Animals to Welcome to Your Garden this Halloween

Each year at Halloween, popular decorations and public perceptions can give some animals a reputation for being menacing or malignant. But some of these creepy critters, like spiders, owls and …

Midwest Power Shift: Young People Rally Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

This past weekend, over 400 young people from as far away as Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa and the East Coast participated in the much anticipated Midwest Power Shift conference.  From …

Adventures Above the Clouds

The fall weather is setting in here in Seattle, with its changing leaves and cool, rainy days. As this happens I find it necessary to escape the clouds when possible …

Oil Tax Breaks Help Put America Deeper in the Red, Keep BP in the Black

America just closed out a fiscal year with a $1.3 trillion debt, and guess where a big chunk of that cash went? That’s right – BP’s bank account. The oil …

My Fling with the Chevy Volt (Video)

I recently bid adieu to our Chevy Volt. We had a lovely weekend romance, but now it’s back to my minivan. Like any relationship, we had our ups and downs. …

Line 6B Enbridge Energy

Old Pipeline New Risks

Those fortunate enough to travel through the Straits of Mackinac have experienced the beauty of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron emerging as one as you pass through the gateway of mountainous sand dunes in …

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