November 26, 2021

A Life-Saving Charade

To avoid predators, piping plovers have adopted a theatrical strategy.

November 18, 2021

Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

In times of drought, cloudforests, which support the same incredible diversity as rainforests, thrive almost entirely on thick blankets of fog.

November 17, 2021

A New Home for Sea Bass

Black sea bass are now thriving in the waters of Delaware Bay thanks to the collaboration of marine biologists and the New York Transit System.

November 3, 2021

Octopus Skills

They can unscrew the lid of a peanut butter jar!

November 2, 2021

Living to Mate

Octopus only reproduce once in their lifetimes– and once the mating is finished, so are they.

October 28, 2021

Appreciating Alligators

They’ve played an important role, ecologically, economically and historically.

October 27, 2021

Alligator Wrestling

Should you ever decide to wrestle an alligator (bad idea!), here are a few tips.

October 26, 2021

A Much Maligned Reptile

“A huge alligator rushed out of the reeds and with a tremendous roar, came up with open jaws…”

October 25, 2021

Scary, with Charisma

Is the alligator’s fierce reputation a case of mistaken identity?

October 18, 2021

Hindukush Beekeeping – Honey Hunters

In the high cliffs of the Himalayas, colonies of bees produce prized honey – helping to sustain local ecosystems.

October 15, 2021

Hindukush Beekeeping – The Bee Project

Hindukush beekeepers benefit from the knowledge of an international bee farming project.

October 14, 2021

Hindukush Beekeeping – Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous people of the Himalayan Hindukush region offer valuable knowledge to scientists studying bees.

October 7, 2021

‘Shroom Quest

When foraging for wild mushrooms, it helps to know your tree species.

October 1, 2021

Stellar Sea Lions Prepare

In Alaska’s autumn, stellar sea lions are preparing for the winter.

September 6, 2021

Bullfrogs – Menace

Catching bullfrogs is no longer child’s play.

August 26, 2021

Tiger Moths – Jamming Sonar

A sound defense against bats!

August 25, 2021

Serenading Moths

Tiger moths woo their partners with a series of clicking sounds.

August 24, 2021

Spiritual Conservation

In southeast Asia, religious traditions have long saved animals from extinction.

August 23, 2021

India’s Most Sacred River

India’s revered Ganges River has become increasingly polluted.

August 20, 2021

Heaviest Rainfall in the World

The call of the peacock heralds the start of India’s monsoon season.

August 9, 2021

Blood Meal

The surprising truth about why mosquitoes need your blood.

August 5, 2021

Refuge

Great Gull Island is one of the few remaining places where terns can nest and raise their young in safety.

August 4, 2021

A Feast for Voles

What to do when an island bird refuge gets overgrown with plants?

August 3, 2021

Elephants and Orvilles

Who says (baby tern) elephants can’t fly?

July 30, 2021

Hornbills and Humans

Sometimes animals remind us we have more in common with them than we think.

July 22, 2021

Black Skimmers

This summer, an endangered seabird will find one of its last remaining safe havens on the salt marshes off the coast of New Jersey.

July 21, 2021

Parallax View

Fledgling seabirds must the trick of catching fish beneath the surface of the water.

July 18, 2021

Tiger Moths – Jamming Sonar

A sound defense against bats!

July 18, 2021

India’s Most Sacred River

India’s revered Ganges River has become increasingly polluted.

July 18, 2021

Spiritual Conservation

In southeast Asia, religious traditions have long saved animals from extinction.

July 18, 2021

Serenading Moths

Tiger moths woo their partners with a series of clicking sounds.

July 18, 2021

Heaviest Rainfall in the World

The call of the peacock heralds the start of India’s monsoon season.

July 18, 2021

Blood Meal

The surprising truth about why mosquitoes need your blood.

July 18, 2021

Refuge

Great Gull Island is one of the few remaining places where terns can nest and raise their young in safety.

July 18, 2021

A Feast for Voles

What to do when an island bird refuge gets overgrown with plants?

July 18, 2021

Elephants and Orvilles

Who says (baby tern) elephants can’t fly?

July 16, 2021

Lovebugs Meet Their Nemesis

Yet another reason to have electric cars!

July 15, 2021

Moths, Moonlight – and Your Car

Why are moths attracted to light bulbs?

July 14, 2021

The Splat Test

There’s a lot to learn from the big blob left on your windshield by an unfortunate horse fly.

July 13, 2021

Windshield Entomology

Here’s a new way to pass the time on a long car ride.

July 12, 2021

The Clammer

It’s clamming season in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

July 9, 2021

Gobi Desert – the Wind is Up

Fierce windstorms in the Gobi Desert force scientists working there to think fast and run even faster.

July 2, 2021

Bullfrogs

A bullfrog’s croak promises warm nights to come.

July 1, 2021

Fireflies

What’s behind the summer’s most famous flying light show?

June 29, 2021

Battling for Bluebirds

If you want Bluebirds in your nesting boxes, it likely means evicting Sparrows and Starlings.

June 28, 2021

Seeds, Weeds and Natives

They’re good for the environment, but what’s the best way to find native plants?

June 21, 2021

Planting Native Species

There’s something we all can do to help protect local animals and plants.

June 15, 2021

Get Stuffed

It’s a tough life for male paper wasps.

June 11, 2021

A Good Strategy for Wasps

Usurpers, foundresses, abandoned nests – welcome to the world of the paper wasp.

June 10, 2021

Cormorant Fishing Season

Forget lures, lines and bait. How about a trained bird that catches fish for you?