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
Returning a favor
By Nebraska Game and Parks
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Nebraska reintroduced wild turkeys from other states to its landscape after the big birds had been extirpated decades earlier during the nation’s westward expansion. The reintroduction was so successful that turkeys have again become common border-to-border, and Nebraska is now able to help another state. Th... READ MORE
Crane or Heron?
By Brandon Howell
“That blasted crane is fishing in my pond again,” I heard my father say. I have corrected him many times, but he still refers to the great blue heron as some kind of crane. Many wildlife viewers do not realize that herons and cranes are different species of birds. Most pond owners just want the birds out of their ponds and off their pro... READ MORE
Spotlighting Arizona’s black-footed ferrets
By Arizona Game & Fish Dept.
During October, workers and volunteers with the Arizona Game and Fish Department will be looking for—and counting—an elusive nocturnal carnivore, the black-footed ferret. Because the ferret is almost strictly nocturnal, the means to document them, called spotlighting, will be done during evening hours. As part of the black-footed ferret... READ MORE
It’s a box turtle! Can I keep it?
By Chas Moore
Finding a slow moving turtle is wonderful discovery, and one of the most commonly found turtles in the United States is a box turtle. Most turtles are aquatic, living in rivers, streams, ponds, swamps and lakes, but like tortoises, box turtles live their entire lives on dry land. Occasionally, they soak in a mud puddle, but most often they’re... READ MORE
How to Survive a Venomous Snake Bite
By Justin Monk
In the Southeast, pit vipers include the diamondback rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, pygmy rattlesnake, copperhead and cottonmouth (water moccasin).
Snakes may be the most misunderstood wildlife, no matter what part of the country you call home. A high percentage of people are both fascinated by and fearful of snakes.
While not all snakes... READ MORE