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.
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.
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 is about the habits and life cycle of the Carolina Wren that live in our habitat in southeastern Louisiana.
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.
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.
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!
Caring for squirrels is a big commitment and is not recommended for anyone who can't dedicate the time, patience, and effort required. For those of you who want to commit to caring for abandoned squirrels, read on.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.