Critter Tales

Frog Invasion!

Frog Invasion!

By Roger Clay

Thousands of toads and frogs appearing on roadways or in backyards at this time of year may conjure other worldly scenes, but there’s no need to panic. Frogs and toads produce thousands of offspring at a time, yet only a few ever reach adulthood. A mass appearance of baby frogs or toads is completely natural. While the terms "frog" and "toad"... READ MORE

It’s a snake, not an earthworm!

It’s a snake, not an earthworm!

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Brunswick, Ga., resident Lori Parker was sweeping wet leaves from her patio in April 2013 when she picked up a mat and saw a few earthworms underneath. "The one that intrigued me,” she said, “was the one moving like a snake.” A longtime gardener used to finding creatures in the dirt, Parker wanted to know what this 4-inch long cre... READ MORE

Respect Mother Nature's wildlife babies

Respect Mother Nature's wildlife babies

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Despite the lingering cold weather in many parts of the nation, spring is here, bringing the arrival of baby birds and mammals. It's a good time to remember newborn wildlife may be found in your yard, along trails or in open spaces. What should you do? The very best advice is to leave them alone. In many states, personnel in Parks and Wildlife or D... READ MORE

Take time to check for ticks!

Take time to check for ticks!

By Jeff L. Makemson

As the weather warms and families spend more time outdoors, don’t forget to check for ticks. All tick bites should be taken seriously because ticks are the leading carriers of diseases to humans in the United States, second only to mosquitoes worldwide. The small spider-like animals bite to fasten themselves onto skin and feed on blood. They&... READ MORE

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