All About the Fascinating, Ground-Dwelling Gambel's Quail
The Gambel's quail is a ground-dwelling species found mainly in desert climates. They forage along the ground in large groups but often one can be seen perched atop a fence post or a downed tree, serving as a lookout for the others. They prefer running over flying and are fascinating to watch.
Everything You Need to Know About Turkeys
Turkeys are large birds of the Phasianidae family. This family also includes pheasants, grouse, peafowl, and partridges. Turkeys are native to North America. They live in forests, swamps, and grasslands from the Canadian border to Mexico and from the east coast to the Midwest.
Beekeeping for Beginners: Things to Consider Before Getting Your First Hive
There is a lot more to keeping bees than you might realize. Here are some things I wish I'd known before starting our first hives.
How to Deal With Black Bears in Your Neighborhood
Black bears are moving down into people's living spaces thanks to droughts, wildfires, and lack of food in their mountain homes. Humans like to help where we can, and this article addresses how to help bears through tough times, without endangering anyone.
The Pileated Woodpecker: Observations of a New Family
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.
Can You Outsmart a Raccoon? What Problems Do They Pose?
Raccoons are so cute with their bandit-like mask and human-like hands, but don't underestimate their ability to outsmart you.
What Do Fennec Foxes Eat in the Wild and in Residential Homes?
Fennec foxes, sometimes called "desert foxes," are closely related to dogs but have a cat-like diet. This article will explore what fennec foxes regularly eat in the wild and in residential homes.
Best Squirrel Names: 400+ Ideas for Your Fuzzy Friend
Trying to think of a good name for that cute squirrel in your backyard? Maybe you even happen to have a pet squirrel that needs a name! This article showcases an epic list of name ideas.
Bald Eagles: Facts You May Not Know
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.
Loud, Curious American Crows: Most People Either Love Them or Hate Them
We didn't know much about American crows until they discovered the food we put out for other birds in our yard. 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.
Why Heated Birdbaths Are Important During the Freezing Winter Months
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.
Colorful Wood Ducks and the Continuing Threats They Face
Wood ducks are some of the most beautiful waterfowl in the world, but they are not without their threats. Unforunately, they have 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.
What Is Killing the Honey Bees? Colony Collapse Disorder
Honey bees are very important to food resources because they pollinate many crops. Beekeepers are seeing massive die-offs. What is killing our honey bees?
How to Feed Birds in Winter: Bird Feeders, Shelter and Drinking Water
Winter Bird Feeding Tips: Bird Feeders, Shelter and Drinking Water
300+ Wolf Names and Meanings (From Alaska to Zion)
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 on this list!
How to Safely Catch and Hold a Wild Lizard
Many outdoor enthusiasts and reptile fanatics love lizards. This article will describe how to catch a lizard in the wild—from securing and holding to feeding and keeping. Before attempting to handle a wild reptile, make sure that it's legal for you to do so in your local area.
Starlings in the US: The Good, the Bad, the Bold, and the Beautiful
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.