Critter Tales

Migration—A big job for a tiny hummingbird

Migration—A big job for a tiny hummingbird

By Buckmasters Online

It's ruby-throated hummingbird migration time! Keep those feeders clean and full of fresh nectar, enjoy the show, and help them on their journey south. Throughout much of the eastern United States, this familiar summer resident is getting ready to leave before colder weather sets in.  It’s a fast-moving flash of color, and the ... READ MORE

Sea turtles are making history in Georgia

Sea turtles are making history in Georgia

By Buckmasters Online

Loggerhead sea turtles have crawled their way to a conservation milestone in Georgia. By the last week in July 2016, the hard-shell giants with log-sized heads had laid more than 3,100 nests, according to the Georgia Sea Turtle Cooperative, a small army of beach-patrolling staff, interns and volunteers. With nesting season winding down and hatchin... READ MORE

Killed by vehicle, rare wolverine located in Utah is exciting find for biologists

Killed by vehicle, rare wolverine located in Utah is exciting find for biologists

By Buckmasters Online

Even though it was hit and killed by a vehicle, the fact that a wolverine was found in northern Utah is exciting to staff with the Division of Wildlife Resources. The elusive animal was hit by a vehicle near Bear Lake in Rich County recently. "This wolverine was not transplanted to Utah," said DWR Director Greg Sheehan. "It made its way here on it... READ MORE

More bad news for our friends, the bats

More bad news for our friends, the bats

By Katrina Morris, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources

Photo: Georgia DNR's Jackie Beck swabs a bat to check for Pd. — Photo courtesy Katrina Morris. The past year brought a lot of news about white-nose syndrome, and little of it good. The fungus that causes white-nose, Pseudogymnoascus destructans or Pd, is being found in more places, from the state of Washington to China. It's no surprise that ... READ MORE

Young wildlife does not need to be rescued

Young wildlife does not need to be rescued

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

“Rescuing” an animal can sometimes cause more harm than good, even when done with the best of intentions. This is often the case when people come in contact with seemingly orphaned young wildlife. “In most instances, there is an adult animal a short distance away and just out of your sight. Adult animals, such as deer, spend ... READ MORE

Looking for citizen scientists to hunt bugs with a phone!

Looking for citizen scientists to hunt bugs with a phone!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: You may have seen one of these bugs around your house. They can be a nuisance, not to mention they smell bad. These are brown marmorated stink bugs, an invasive species from China accidentally introduced to the United States in the late 1990s. You can tell them apart from native stink bugs by their black-and-white antennae and gray underside... READ MORE

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