Hornbills and Humans

Hornbills and Humans

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

Black Skimmers

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.

Parallax View

Parallax View

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

Tiger Moths – Jamming Sonar

Tiger Moths – Jamming Sonar

A sound defense against bats!

India’s Most Sacred River

India’s Most Sacred River

India’s revered Ganges River has become increasingly polluted.

Spiritual Conservation

Spiritual Conservation

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

Serenading Moths

Serenading Moths

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

Heaviest Rainfall in the World

Heaviest Rainfall in the World

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

Blood Meal

Blood Meal

The surprising truth about why mosquitoes need your blood.

Refuge

Refuge

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

A Feast for Voles

A Feast for Voles

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

Elephants and Orvilles

Elephants and Orvilles

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

Lovebugs Meet Their Nemesis

Lovebugs Meet Their Nemesis

Yet another reason to have electric cars!

Moths, Moonlight – and Your Car

Moths, Moonlight – and Your Car

Why are moths attracted to light bulbs?

The Splat Test

The Splat Test

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

Windshield Entomology

Windshield Entomology

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

The Clammer

The Clammer

It’s clamming season in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Gobi Desert – the Wind is Up

Gobi Desert – the Wind is Up

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

Bullfrogs

Bullfrogs

A bullfrog’s croak promises warm nights to come.

Fireflies

Fireflies

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

Battling for Bluebirds

Battling for Bluebirds

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

Seeds, Weeds and Natives

Seeds, Weeds and Natives

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

Planting Native Species

Planting Native Species

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

Get Stuffed

Get Stuffed

It’s a tough life for male paper wasps.

A Good Strategy for Wasps

A Good Strategy for Wasps

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

Cormorant Fishing Season

Cormorant Fishing Season

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

Wildebeests

Wildebeests

In Africa’s Serengetti Park, more than a million animals are making their annual trip north, driven by the rains and their own instincts.

Loons and Mercury

Loons and Mercury

Does an increase in mercury levels affect the behavior of young loons?

Sibley – Warblers

Sibley – Warblers

The Holy Grail of bird watching is finding and identifying warblers, and the best month to go on this quest is May.

Sibley – Drawing Birds

Sibley – Drawing Birds

An accomplished avian artist continually refines his craft.