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.
Once a product of the prairies and woodlands of North America, the coyote has become an urban and suburban neighbor. Here's how to coexist.
Raising a baby wild bird is not a task to be taken lightly! It requires much time and effort, and should not be undertaken if you have other options. Here are a few things I learned while raising our sparrow.
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.
This article is about the habits and life cycle of the Carolina Wren that live in our habitat in southeastern Louisiana.
Do you want to work with wildlife? Have you thought about what kind of careers to pursue so that you can work with wildlife for a living? Here are some tips on how to get hands-on before having to commit to a career path.
Caring for squirrels is a big commitment and is not recommended for anyone whom can't dedicate the time, patience and efforts involved. For those who are able to commit, it can be a joyous and rewarding experience. There are many breeds of...
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.
An article about black-footed ferrets, one of the most endangered species on the planet, and how they depend on prairie dogs as the sole providers of both their food and housing.
Wild animals do not make good pets. Though "rescuing" a squirrel, fawn, raccoon or other wild critter may seem humane, it often has bad consequences for both the animal and the human.
We all love to feed the geese and ducks bread? But have you ever seen the goose with a crooked or deformed wing. It turns out that bread may do more harm than good.
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.
Maligned because of a few of their vampire family members, bats are actually the good guys! Let them teach you life lessons about the benefits of good deeds, working with others, and achieving goals.
Florida is home to over fifty species of snakes, but only six species are venomous. Snakes are generally not a problem and if left alone won't bother you. It is a good idea, however, to learn how to identify the snakes that can cause harm.
General facts about the beautiful hummingbird, its habits and preferences, with a focus on the species and native flora that attract them in Southern California.
Starlings have a very bad reputation, and with good reason. They are aggressive birds that have displaced our native songbirds by competing for nesting spots as well as food sources. But they also have their good points. Discover their talents as well as ways to keep them out of your bird feeders.
April is a big bird month in the Great Lakes region. The ubiquitous robins have been around since mid-March and are starting to feast on insects and worms emerging from the frozen earth. The next anticipated migratory bird to swoop in on the scene is the Baltimore oriole.
Here, I will tell you exactly how to capture and care for a wild lizard. Just be sure that it's legal for you to capture and keep one in your local area.
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.
If you have never had the pleasure of hearing or seeing the gorgeous Northern (Baltimore) Oriole, here are seven natural ways you can attract them to your yard and gardens. You won't be sorry—they are voracious insect eaters!
Harsh winter weather causes us to pity the wild animals and entices us to intervene on their behalf by feeding them, but wildlife professionals strongly urge us to leave them alone.
Bites, scratches or worse can happen when we don't approach an animal correctly. Even if we have seen them around or know them from a neighbor, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach an animal.
This article teaches you 5 easy steps to help you care for an injured wild bird. Learn what you must do if you find one, how to catch it, how to stabilize it, and who to call for help.