When I was a kid in the 80s, I remember hearing about tortoise shell glasses–also known as horn-rimmed glasses–that were… Read more Poaching Turtles for the Pet Trade
Winter is here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that wild animals of all sorts are falling back on cold… Read more Why Feeding Wildlife is Dangerous
Now that the weather has cooled down over much of the United States, insects have died back or gone into… Read more What Are Mosquitoes Good For?
You’ve probably seen headlines about how we are currently in the sixth mass extinction that the Earth has seen (though… Read more As the World Falls Apart: Why Is Extinction Such a Big Deal?
One of my favorite fall activities is to check local streams for salmon runs. Here in the Pacific Northwest, and… Read more Why Forests Need Salmon
I recently read Richard Louv’s excellent book, Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives–And Save Theirs.… Read more Living With Dangerous Animals
As fall migration begins, I’ve been watching the feeders outside my studio window to see how the cast of characters… Read more Three Billion Birds Are Missing. What Happened?
I was asked a while back about why some birds fly in a V pattern, and others fly in murmurations.… Read more Geese in Vs, Starling Murmurations, and Other Bird Flight Formations
We’ve all seen the headlines: “Hero dog saves owner from rattlesnake!” “Hero dog saves owner from bear!” “Hero dog saves… Read more Hero Dog? How to Prevent Dog-Wildlife Conflicts
I recently got to see my very first purple martin (Progne subis) while leading a guided hike for the Friends… Read more Purple Martin Landlords Wanted!