I recently learned about a mustelid that only went extinct less than 150 years ago. The sea mink (Neogale macrodon)… Read more Mourning the Sea Mink
How Fireworks Harm Nature
It’s that time of year again, when millions of Americans celebrate our country’s independence by buying tons of fireworks to… Read more How Fireworks Harm Nature
Are Insects Pests? On Loving the Unloved
I do a lot of internet searches in the process of writing my articles and books, putting together class materials,… Read more Are Insects Pests? On Loving the Unloved
The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and the Spark of Hope
Earlier this spring, yet another claimed sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) made the news. This one was particularly… Read more The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and the Spark of Hope
Photosynthesis is an incredible process if you think about it. Using special cells called chloroplasts, photosynthetic beings are able to… Read more Photosynthetic Animals
Invasive Species and Climate Change
I’ve spent years battling invasive species, particularly plants, with the goal of habitat restoration. It’s an imperfect process, of course.… Read more Invasive Species and Climate Change
Why Do Small Birds Chase Large Birds?
I recently put out a call for questions and article topics to folks on my monthly email list. I got… Read more Why Do Small Birds Chase Large Birds?
I Found a Baby Deer! Now What?
My previous two posts dealt with what to do if you find a baby bird or baby rabbit. This week… Read more I Found a Baby Deer! Now What?
I Found a Baby Rabbit! Now What?
Last week’s article went into depth about what to do if you find a baby bird. Today I want to… Read more I Found a Baby Rabbit! Now What?
I Found a Baby Bird! Now What?
It’s nesting season here in the Northern hemisphere, and numerous species of bird from songbirds to waterfowl to raptors and… Read more I Found a Baby Bird! Now What?