Winter is a quiet season, but there are still plenty of wild animals to observe at the Arboretum.
December is the month before the start of the fox mating season. Red Dog is busily defending his Wilden Marsh territory as I write. Strange barks and loud, frantic, piercing screams are unlikely to indicate a savage assault on a much-loved pet. The pathetic yelping in the North Riverside Pasture yesterday certainly got attention, but…
You’ve heard of the Grinch who stole Christmas, but did you know critters could be thieves too? Below are the tales of these criminal creatures. Woodrats A shiny coin, a feather, a spoon, bottle caps, pieces of wire and glass, tools, and even plastic shotgun shell cases are up for grabs for the “pack rat.”…
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species. (Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)
As explained in my previous post, the site I visited last week is in North East Finland, very close to the Russian border. It is one of the wildest, most untouched environments in Europe, and remains one of the last remaining European strongholds of Brown Bear, Wolverine and Wolves. This area was registered as an […]
The leaflet from Badger Watch Dorset promises “a magical evening, watching amazing wild creatures in their natural environment ” viewing from comfortable hides , ideal for wildlife photography. So what’s the reality ? The site has two hides next to each other in a quiet corner of the farm. You have a choice when booking […]
Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.(Image credit: Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AP)