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  • 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.

    Bald Eagles: Facts You May Not Know

    Bald Eagles: Facts You May Not Know

    by Pamela Oglesby39

  • 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.

    How to Approach an Animal You Do Not Know

    How to Approach an Animal You Do Not Know

    by Cheryl Simonds7

  • 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.

    Colorful Wood Ducks and the Continuing Threats They Face

    Colorful Wood Ducks and the Continuing Threats They Face

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney4

  • 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.

    Black-Footed Ferrets vs. Prairie Dogs

    Black-Footed Ferrets vs. Prairie Dogs

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

  • 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!

    7 Natural Ways to Entice Orioles to Your Yard

    7 Natural Ways to Entice Orioles to Your Yard

    by Connie Smith10

  • 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.

    How to Identify Poisonous Snakes in Florida

    How to Identify Poisonous Snakes in Florida

    by James Roberts1

  • 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.

    Is Feeding Bread to Ducks Bad?

    Is Feeding Bread to Ducks Bad?

    by James Kenny13

  • Who wouldn't want to own a pet crow? You could train it to sit on your shoulder and recite poetry! On the other hand, is it legal . . . and moral? Would a crow make a good pet?

    Crows as Pets: Is It Legal to Have a Pet Crow?

    Crows as Pets: Is It Legal to Have a Pet Crow?

    by Anna Fonté1

  • 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.

    Do You Want a Wild Animal Pet? Oh, Deer!

    Do You Want a Wild Animal Pet? Oh, Deer!

    by Rochelle Frank65

  • 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.

    20 Black and White Animals: Names and Pictures

    20 Black and White Animals: Names and Pictures

    by Layne Holmes0

  • 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.

    How to Attract Orioles to Your Backyard

    How to Attract Orioles to Your Backyard

    by Mike Hardy4

  • 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.

    How to Safely Catch and Hold a Wild Lizard

    How to Safely Catch and Hold a Wild Lizard

    by Thomas Byers3

  • 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.

    Why Heated Birdbaths Are Important During the Freezing Winter Months

    Why Heated Birdbaths Are Important During the Freezing Winter Months

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney4

  • Learn how to make your own snake catcher at little to no cost. This method allows you to capture snakes without harming them or yourself. I've also included a video that shows me using a home-made catcher to snare a canebrake rattlesnake.

    How to Catch a Snake With a DIY Snake Catcher

    How to Catch a Snake With a DIY Snake Catcher

    by Randy Godwin78

  • 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.

    My Experience With Raising a Baby Sparrow

    My Experience With Raising a Baby Sparrow

    by rmr474

  • 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.

    How to Work With Wildlife: Wildlife Rehabilitator Careers

    How to Work With Wildlife: Wildlife Rehabilitator Careers

    by Layne Holmes3

  • 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.

    Amazing Starlings:  The Good, the Bad, the Bold and the Beautiful

    Amazing Starlings: The Good, the Bad, the Bold and the Beautiful

    by Connie Smith20

  • 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.

    Loud, Curious American Crows: Most People Either Love Them or Hate Them

    Loud, Curious American Crows: Most People Either Love Them or Hate Them

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney8

  • 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.

    3 Lessons Bats Can Teach Us About Life

    3 Lessons Bats Can Teach Us About Life

    by FlourishAnyway84

  • 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.

    What to Do If You Find an Injured Wild Bird

    What to Do If You Find an Injured Wild Bird

    by Mrs. Menagerie45

  • 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.

    Interesting Facts About Hummingbirds

    Interesting Facts About Hummingbirds

    by Catherine Tally19

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