Critter Tales

Swift fox—small, speedy and antisocial

Swift fox—small, speedy and antisocial

By Buckmasters Online

Have you ever seen a swift fox? No? That might be because they’re so fast—they have been known to run at speeds up to 30 miles an hour—or perhaps that’s because they’re nocturnal and rarely make daytime appearances. Unlike other foxes, they spend a lot of time in their dens and don’t like to change locations. Onc... READ MORE

Have you seen a spotted skunk?

Have you seen a spotted skunk?

By Buckmasters Online

If you’ve seen a spotted skunk, there are some researchers in Alabama and Georgia who would like to know where and when you saw it. You might have seen one as roadkill, or you may have seen one in a game camera image. You may know a fur trapper who inadvertently caught one. However, if you encounter one in the woods, be very cautious—af... READ MORE

Preserving the Monarch’s habitat

Preserving the Monarch’s habitat

By Buckmasters Online

This fall, volunteers are working all along Nebraska’s Cowboy Trial’s right of way, busily planting 10,000 milkweed seedlings. The task, sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a unique effort and one of several created after significant population declines in Monarch butterflies have been studied the past several years... READ MORE

Migration—A big job for a tiny hummingbird

Migration—A big job for a tiny hummingbird

By Buckmasters Online

It's ruby-throated hummingbird migration time! Keep those feeders clean and full of fresh nectar, enjoy the show, and help them on their journey south. Throughout much of the eastern United States, this familiar summer resident is getting ready to leave before colder weather sets in.  It’s a fast-moving flash of color, and the ... READ MORE

Sea turtles are making history in Georgia

Sea turtles are making history in Georgia

By Buckmasters Online

Loggerhead sea turtles have crawled their way to a conservation milestone in Georgia. By the last week in July 2016, the hard-shell giants with log-sized heads had laid more than 3,100 nests, according to the Georgia Sea Turtle Cooperative, a small army of beach-patrolling staff, interns and volunteers. With nesting season winding down and hatchin... READ MORE

Killed by vehicle, rare wolverine located in Utah is exciting find for biologists

Killed by vehicle, rare wolverine located in Utah is exciting find for biologists

By Buckmasters Online

Even though it was hit and killed by a vehicle, the fact that a wolverine was found in northern Utah is exciting to staff with the Division of Wildlife Resources. The elusive animal was hit by a vehicle near Bear Lake in Rich County recently. "This wolverine was not transplanted to Utah," said DWR Director Greg Sheehan. "It made its way here on it... READ MORE

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