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Herons nest in colonies called “rookeries” that are usually located in places isolated from disturbance. Herons often select mature sycamore trees along streams as rookery sites.
Usually, the one way to find a woodcock is to follow close behind a dog with a good nose. But in March, woodcocks emerge from hiding and do a dramatic sky dance that announces the end of winter.
If you are yearning for signs of spring, take a look at the swollen buds on the branches of backyard trees and shrubs.
When you think of caves, bats and our cave-dwelling ancestors come to mind. But caves also harbor many other kinds of animals.
Teeth and trees have something in common: They can both get cavities! Although we wisely have our cavities filled, tree cavities are wisely left just as they are.
The amount of snow fall determines how wildlife survive and thrive in the winter. One inch of snow hinders ground-feeding birds such as quail from finding food, but efficiently hides a meadow mouse from the watchful eye of a hungry hawk.
While extinction is forever, endangered means there is still hope to pull a species back from the brink.
A deserted bird nest raises curiosity like an old, deserted house does. What’s the house like inside? What was the family like who lived here?
When winter winds chill us to the bone, we bundle up in sweaters, down vests and fleece parkas. Wild animals, on the other hand, must endure the cold.
On winter walks, you don’t expect to hear from frog choruses, or see snakes and turtles. Where have these animals gone?
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