Critter Tales

Yes, that’s right, bumble bees hibernate

Yes, that’s right, bumble bees hibernate

By Buckmasters Online

Fall has arrived and it’s time for bumble bees, bears, groundhogs and bats to hibernate. Huh? Bumble bees hibernate? Yes, they do! America’s native bee, the humble bumble bee—that large, buzzy, furry pollinator, mostly black with yellow, white or orange stripes—takes a long winter nap every winter. Although bumble bees may s... READ MORE

Can you imagine 300 million Monarchs?

Can you imagine 300 million Monarchs?

By Buckmasters Online

Help track them July 27-August 4 If you live east of the Rocky Mountains, there’s a spectacular show coming this way as millions of Monarch butterflies begin migrating south through Texas on the way to their winter home in central Mexico. Hey, that happens every year, right? Yes, but not like it will this year. That’s because researcher... READ MORE

Turtles—Give ‘em a brake

Turtles—Give ‘em a brake

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: If you help a turtle to cross a road, assist its journey by always moving it in the same direction it was heading. It’s spring and turtles are on the move—slowly. Very slowly. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and across eastern, Midwestern and western states from May through July, turtles are active, seeking mates and nesting gr... READ MORE

Resist the rescue! The wildlife babies are fine.

Resist the rescue! The wildlife babies are fine.

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The best way to deal with the baby animal you believe is an orphan is to leave it alone. It’s as predictable as the arrival of spring. You’ve found a baby bird or perhaps a fawn or, maybe, a clutch of very young rabbits. You worry because the baby or babies are all alone. You look around and there’s no sign of where the ad... READ MORE

Hey, what’s hoppin’?

Hey, what’s hoppin’?

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey

Photo: Frogs like this Blanchard’s cricket frog call as part of their courtship, as an army of volunteers listen for their calls in wetlands, marshes, lakes and rivers. If it’s April in Wisconsin, it’s time to count frogs and toads. Each spring for the past 35 years a small army of citizen scientists—or froggers, as they cal... READ MORE

Eeek! It’s a moose!

Eeek! It’s a moose!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Where is the best place to see a moose? NOT on a snowmobile trail. Where winter clings to the landscape with heavy snowfalls, in places like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, snowmobiling is great fun. But that’s not the reason moose and deer use the same trails as snowmobilers. “The deep snow can make using the packed snowmobile... READ MORE

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