Wildlife Facts

A Scary Ingredient in your Halloween Candy is Destroying Rainforests and Harming Wildlife

This Halloween, we should consider swapping the ordinary images of graveyards, ghosts and witches with that of burnt forests, skeletal trees and dying wildlife – because the scariest part of …

Tundra swans

Swan Song: 5 fun facts about these majestic creatures

With tales like the Ugly Duckling, the Trumpet of the Swan, or even the movie Black Swan, many of us grow up hearing stories of swans representing a character that …

A Canada Goose skimming lake surface.

The Untitled Goose Blog

Last week, gaming company Panic released a new video game called the “Untitled Goose Game,” which took the internet by storm. In the game (available only for Nintendo Switch or …

Five Ways To Tackle The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone

This year, the Mississippi River flooded for more than 6 months, unprecedented in both length of time and volume of water. Researchers recently announced that this year the excess fertilizer …

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Reaches New Heights

To say that blue crabs are iconic in the Chesapeake Bay region would be a severe understatement. From restaurant signs to bumper stickers, you can pretty much find blue crabs …

QUIZ: Can you name all of these animal groups?

Most of us know that a group of fish is called a school. And some might know that a group of crows is called a murder. But did you know …

Awesome-Opossums: How well do you know opossums?

Did you know? Opossums can kill an estimated 5,000 ticks in a single season! They may not be pretty, but opossums are extremely beneficial creatures to ecosystems and healthy environments …

Test Your Shark Skills With this Shark Facts Quiz

Test your trivia knowledge with this jaws-ome quiz: Didn’t score as high as you’d like? Still hungry for more shark knowledge? Read our latest shark blog! Did you enjoy this …

Not So Scary After All: Shark Facts You Might Not Know

It’s Shark Week! Discovery Channel’s annual summer ritual taps into our fascination with these marine predators. That fascination is largely based on the fear of sharks that the film Jaws …

Going Medieval: Bats aren’t birds and bees don’t have kings

In ancient and medieval times, people were just as fascinated as we are today by the natural world and the creatures that inhabit it. Back then, they didn’t have Wikipedia …

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