Between California's droughts and wildfires, black bears and other wildlife are losing their mountain food, safety, and shelter. This article addresses the plight of black bears and how to help them through tough times, without endangering yourself.
Pileated Woodpeckers are the largest and most majestic of their species. I was honored to document the making of a new family, which I share with you in this article.
Raccoons are so cute with their bandit-like mask and human-like hands, but don't underestimate their ability to outsmart you when it comes to scavenging in your garbage cans, and always be aware that they have the ability to inflict serious injury upon you and your pets if they are threatened.
Fennec foxes are cute but cunning. Just like small dogs, you can carry them around and play with them. Make sure that you feed them well. Interestingly, even though fennec foxes are closely related to dogs, their diet is very similar to that of a cat. So, what do fennec foxes regularly eat?
Coyotes are a native species. Some states protect them by law and some don't. As we continue to overlap in urban and rural areas, coyotes, humans, and their pets will cross paths. So, what do you do if you encounter a coyote? Are you safe? Is your dog or cat safe?
The bald eagle has a fascinating history in the U.S. They are large raptors with hooked, yellow beaks and claws. They have come off of the endangered species list. The species is on the Great Seal of the U.S. and is used on most official documents from the president. It is on vehicles and podiums.
We didn't know much about American crows until they discovered the food we put out for other birds in our yard. But once they find a food source, they become regular visitors, which is something most people either love or hate. We are among those who love these noisy, inquisitive, smart birds.
Are you looking for a list of black and white animals? Here are 20 of the most recognizable black and white species. Learn about why their colors help them camouflage. Enjoy these stunning pictures as well.
Food, shelter, and water are all equally important to birds, particularly during the freezing months. We chose to purchase a heated birdbath so that our backyard birds have the fresh water they need for hydration and bathing, without the need to fly great distances to find a source.
Wood ducks are some of the most beautiful waterfowl in the world, but they are not without their threats, having been almost wiped out in the early part of the 20th century. This article will explain all about these ducks and the threats they face.
Here are some great tips on avoiding bear contact while in your home and cottage from someone who has seen a bear close-up.
Whether you are naming a wolf for a zoo exhibit, a wolf stuffed animal, or even a pet pooch that wishes to be a wolf, you will likely find a perfect, fierce name match on this list!
Starlings have a very bad reputation and for good reason. They are aggressive and have displaced some of our native songbirds by competing for nesting spots and food sources. Starlings aren't all bad, though. Discover their unique talents and learn how to keep them out of your bird feeders.
What should you do if you find a sick or injured pigeon? These life-saving tips will help you to know exactly how to approach and care for a wild domestic pigeon.
Offering different types of bird feeders filled with a variety of wild bird seed increases the number and variety of birds searching for a meal in your backyard.
The tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is a land-dwelling amphibian that returns to the water to breed. Like most amphibians, the young metamorphose from a water-breathing larva to an air-breathing adult.
My story of the black crow. Learn about black crows and diseases. Are you superstitious?