Critter Tales

Turtles—Give ‘em a brake

Turtles—Give ‘em a brake

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: If you help a turtle to cross a road, assist its journey by always moving it in the same direction it was heading. It’s spring and turtles are on the move—slowly. Very slowly. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and across eastern, Midwestern and western states from May through July, turtles are active, seeking mates and nesting gr... READ MORE

Resist the rescue! The wildlife babies are fine.

Resist the rescue! The wildlife babies are fine.

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The best way to deal with the baby animal you believe is an orphan is to leave it alone. It’s as predictable as the arrival of spring. You’ve found a baby bird or perhaps a fawn or, maybe, a clutch of very young rabbits. You worry because the baby or babies are all alone. You look around and there’s no sign of where the ad... READ MORE

Hey, what’s hoppin’?

Hey, what’s hoppin’?

By Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey

Photo: Frogs like this Blanchard’s cricket frog call as part of their courtship, as an army of volunteers listen for their calls in wetlands, marshes, lakes and rivers. If it’s April in Wisconsin, it’s time to count frogs and toads. Each spring for the past 35 years a small army of citizen scientists—or froggers, as they cal... READ MORE

Eeek! It’s a moose!

Eeek! It’s a moose!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Where is the best place to see a moose? NOT on a snowmobile trail. Where winter clings to the landscape with heavy snowfalls, in places like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, snowmobiling is great fun. But that’s not the reason moose and deer use the same trails as snowmobilers. “The deep snow can make using the packed snowmobile... READ MORE

How do birds stay warm?

How do birds stay warm?

By Buckmasters Online

With freezing, low winter temperatures across much of the county this winter, do you wonder how birds can stay warm in the coldest months? Common redpolls are a great example. These energetic foragers weigh less than 15 grams and can survive temperatures that plunge nearly 100 degrees below the freezing point! How do they do it? Birds of all shap... READ MORE

The eagles have landed!

The eagles have landed!

By Arizona Department of Game and Fish

Arizona’s bald eagle nest cam is now streaming. Eagle watchers have been avidly following nesting raptors with cameras aimed at nests near city and government buildings or in massive trees above rail yards, and now, there’s different view coming from Arizona. The camera is set, zoomed in and ready to broadcast the day-to-day life of a ... READ MORE

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