Wildlife Facts

Small shellfish with a squiggled pattern on their shells lay on a moss ball.

Insufferable Invasive Species

Many visit the Pacific Northwest during the summer months for the desirable lakes and hikes, but this travel can bring unwanted critters and creatures into Washington’s environment, according to experts … Read more

Bear Necessities: How to Stay Safe in Bear Country

September is Bear Aware Month! Do you have the bear facts? You’d be surprised how often people who venture out into bear-filled wilderness don’t. Growing up in a suburban neighborhood … Read more

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50 Years of the Endangered Species Act: Protected Marine Animals

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), a landmark federal legislation that is hailed for protecting hundreds of species across the country. This essential law … Read more

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Which of Our Five Favorite Pink Wildlife Would Barbie Like?

Barbie is all about pink, but this color is fairly rare when it comes to wildlife. The animals that do have a pinkish hue often get it from their diet, … Read more

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50 Years of the Endangered Species Act: A River Restoration Success Story

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), a landmark federal legislation that is hailed for protecting hundreds of species across the country. This essential law … Read more

Two elk stand in a river, seemingly escaping a wildfire raging behind them.

How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Wildlife?

Have you noticed the summers getting smokier? If you’ve found yourself coughing more, seeing the sky tinged with an eerie orange, or even just catching the faint scent of burning … Read more

Unique Plants and Wildlife Found in America’s Everglades

Spanning 1.5 million acres, America’s Everglades is a unique biodiversity hotspot. The Greater Everglades sustains the economies of neighboring communities, enhances outdoor recreation opportunities, and replenishes the aquifer that provides … Read more

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Manatees and Meadows: The Remarkable Seagrass Habitats of the Florida Panhandle

If you live in Escambia, Santa Rosa, or Okaloosa County, you may have seen us at a boat ramp or fishing pier giving out polarized sunglasses and talking to anyone … Read more

Quiz: Petals and Pollinators

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Pollinator Week: Birds, Bees, & Everything in Between

It’s National Pollinator Week! National Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated from June 19th through June 25th to honor the unsung heroes of our gardens, fields, and farms. Over … Read more