Wildlife Facts

QUIZ: Who’s Visiting Your Garden?

By planting native and providing wildlife with food, water, cover, and places to raise young, a garden of any size can become a wildlife haven. Many of the gardening strategies … Read more

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The Buzz on Cicadas: Sexuality and Sensationalism

Every several years, something remarkable happens in parts of the United States: billions of cicadas emerge from the earth in a natural spectacle, bringing the sky to life with hordes … Read more

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The Solar Eclipse and Wildlife

On Monday, April 8, Americans from coast to coast will have their eyes turned to the skies. But as this year’s solar eclipse approaches totality, they shouldn’t forget to look … Read more

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Girl Boss: Wildlife Edition

As this year’s Women’s History Month comes to a close, many powerful, brave, and influential women from across history have been highlighted for their incredible contributions to society, but it’s … Read more

Survival of the Coolest

It’s easy to think of winter as a time of stillness and dormancy, a period when life retreats, awaiting the thaw of spring. But for the inhabitants of the natural … Read more

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Would you love me if I was a worm?

As our hearts warm up for Valentine’s Day, we are reminded spring is just around the corner — which means more earthworm sightings! Worms are known as the squishy, wriggly … Read more

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QUIZ: To Chill or Not to Chill

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Year-Round Bird Feeding

Winter is a prime time to bring those bird feeders out and make a New Year’s resolution to provide food year-round for our feathered friends. Discover how birds’ diets change … Read more

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Momentum is growing for restoring freshwater ecosystems

Freshwater ecosystems provide clean drinking water, reduce the impacts of floods and fires, and are essential habitat for fish and wildlife. Despite these benefits, rivers and wetlands are often undervalued … Read more

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Birds Not Mosquitoes: A solution at the heart of Hawai’i’s extinction crisis

Going to Hawai’i to escape the winter back home? Whether you are an expert birder or just bird curious, or just open to exploring the birds of the islands, the … Read more