Discover Nature Notes

The Masked Bandit

Feb 28, 2021

They are stealthy, savvy and hard to outsmart. Raccoons are furbearers with an amazing ability for picking locks and raiding food supplies. Discover more in this week's Discover Nature Note.


Raccoon In a Trash Can

Bird Feathers

Feb 21, 2021

Bird feathers are a natural engineering marvel that provides insulation from the heat and cold, displays for courtship, and lift and drag for flight. Get up close with feathers in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Flight Signals

Feb 15, 2021

Check out the flight signals waterfowl use so you can snap that camera ready takeoff shot in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Trumpeter Swan

Nature Valentines

Feb 07, 2021

Many species use showy displays and fancy moves to attract a mate. Catch our top five countdown for the best in show on land, in the air, and on the water.

nature valentines

Groundhogs and Their Day

Jan 31, 2021

Groundhogs rule their day with a popular weather forecast. They're also expert home builders. Learn more and discover the answer to an age-old question in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Groundhog weather cartoon

Nature Trivia

Jan 24, 2021

Have fun with the OUTDOORS when the weather keeps you IN with some Nature Trivia. Test your knowledge in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Freshwater Jellyfish

Forward Motion

Jan 17, 2021

Discover the forward motion of wildlife that fly, run, walk, and crawl in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Wildlife and Snow

Jan 10, 2021

Discover how the amount of snow may hinder or help various animals in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Nature's Winter Coat

Jan 03, 2021

When you live outdoors, you need a warm coat. Discover how their fur helps mammals survive the winter months in this week's Discover Nature Note.


Intoxicated Wildlife

Dec 28, 2020

When might some birds need a designated flyer? When their food is overripe. Favored fruits can become fermented. For birds and insects consuming rotten fruit or overripe nectar, this temporary impairment can leave them vulnerable to injury and predators. Learn more about this natural phenomena in this week's Discover Nature Note.

Cedar Waxwing eats berry


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