Critter Tales

Eastern hellbenders new video stars

Eastern hellbenders new video stars

By Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Eastern hellbenders, slippery cold water salamanders that can grow more than 2 feet long, are one of the best known, yet least seen amphibians. That’s why it’s so unusual that a few of them have become new video stars. The videos became available following a Georgia Department of Natural Resources hellbender survey which canvassed a G... READ MORE

Wood stork colonies continue to grow

Wood stork colonies continue to grow

By Buckmasters Online

Once nearly gone from the swamps in the Southeast, the wood stork has been making a comeback as wetlands are preserved and managed. In Georgia, biologists surveying nesting colonies have seen a drop from the record-setting 2,932 nests documented in 2014, but an increase over the previous two years. Wildlife biologist Tim Keyes, wood stork survey le... READ MORE

The hidden life of a new fawn

The hidden life of a new fawn

By Buckmasters Online

Recently, Young Bucks readers were advised to NOT rescue new born wildlife they encounter in the woods. You may think you’re saving a fawn, but you don’t realize there’s an adult nearby, and what you’re actually doing is harmful. Here, wildlife biologist Steve Bryant with Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries... READ MORE

Hmmmmmm ... Listen for the cicadas

Hmmmmmm ... Listen for the cicadas

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Red-eyed, black-bodied periodical cicadas emerge in large broods every 13 to 17 years, depending on the specific brood and location. If you missed the huge emergence of 13-year cicadas in 2011 because they were not present in the area where you live, you may have another opportunity this year. Two other broods of periodical cicadas will emer... READ MORE

Now you can track a golden eagle

Now you can track a golden eagle

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Watch movements of the golden eagle captured in Kentucky on the Bernheim Forest website.  – Photo Courtesy Billy Pope, Alabama Department Conservation and Natural Resources Researchers recently captured a golden eagle in Kentucky’s Bernheim Forest in Bullitt and Nelson Counties and fitted it with a tracking device as part of... READ MORE

Tundra Swans Soaring North

Tundra Swans Soaring North

By Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

If you live near an east or west coastline in the United States, the Mississippi River or any of the five Great Lakes, Utah’s Great Salt Lake or nearby marshland adjacent to these large bodies of water, you’ll know spring is near when great flocks of waterfowl begin their return to the Arctic tundra. Among them is the Tundra Swan, Cygn... READ MORE

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