Critter Tales

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

How do birds stay warm?

How do birds stay warm?

By Buckmasters Online

With freezing, low winter temperatures across much of the county this winter, do you wonder how birds can stay warm in the coldest months? Common redpolls are a great example. These energetic foragers weigh less than 15 grams and can survive temperatures that plunge nearly 100 degrees below the freezing point! How do they do it? Birds of all shap... READ MORE

The eagles have landed!

The eagles have landed!

By Arizona Department of Game and Fish

Arizona’s bald eagle nest cam is now streaming. Eagle watchers have been avidly following nesting raptors with cameras aimed at nests near city and government buildings or in massive trees above rail yards, and now, there’s different view coming from Arizona. The camera is set, zoomed in and ready to broadcast the day-to-day life of a ... READ MORE

When saving bats is as simple (and complicated) as fixing a bridge

When saving bats is as simple (and complicated) as fixing a bridge

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

A busy northwest Georgia bridge and the massive colony of bats that call it home are both better off thanks to recent work that preserved the structure and its wildlife. The Interstate 75 bridge near Calhoun averages 72,000 vehicles a day. Yet it doubles as the largest known bridge-roost for bats in the state, according to Katrina Morris, senior wi... READ MORE

How’s your Spidey sense?

How’s your Spidey sense?

By Buckmasters Online

Is your spidey sense all atingle this fall? Is that because when you walked out the door this morning, you ran into a spider web, face first? Is there an enormous web stretching across your yard? Doorway? Porch? Or, from the nearest tree to the corner of a barn? A garage? Or the sandbox? It’s not Spiderman. It’s the return of the orb we... READ MORE

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