Critter Tales

BEWARE! And . . . BE AWARE of the invasives!

BEWARE! And . . . BE AWARE of the invasives!

By Buckmasters Online

Beware and Be Aware—it’s spooky so many invasive species live among us, spoiling the land, water and skies. Accidentally or purposefully imported, introduced or escaped, they’ve multiplied and thrived while native species have suffered or disappeared. Conservationists have learned the best defense is to create awareness and educa... READ MORE

What’s older than dinosaurs? Snappers!

What’s older than dinosaurs? Snappers!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Alligator snapping turtle. There’s no doubt about it. Snapping turtles are survivors. Really, really old survivors. Their fossilized remains tell scientists their ancestors called earth home 230 million years ago in the Triassic Period, time before the dinosaurs arrived! Since the extinction of dinosaurs near the end of the Cretaceous... READ MORE

Please, don’t kidnap the wildlife babies!

Please, don’t kidnap the wildlife babies!

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: This newborn fawn is so new his mom hasn’t had time to hide him yet. April through September are busy months for wildlife moms and babies. Warm weather arrived and wooded areas and back yards are filled with newborns—deer, birds, rabbits, squirrels and raccoons. Chances are, you may find a wildlife baby all alone, seeming helples... READ MORE

Birds are migrating, and you can help them arrive safely

Birds are migrating, and you can help them arrive safely

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: Purple martins are among the earliest to arrive from their winter vacations. Photo courtesy Henry T. McLin. Twice a year, it’s a high-in-the-sky event as temperatures warm and vast movements of birds leave their winter vacation spots and begin relocating to their breeding grounds. It starts in January and grows month by month, ending i... READ MORE

February is for counting birds!

February is for counting birds!

By Buckmasters Online

It’s time to get ready for the 2022 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) Feb. 18 through Feb. 21—a fun and free way to spend the late days of winter and become a citizen scientist. Most importantly, it’s a way for novice and experienced birdwatchers to help scientists get a real-time snapshot of bird populations across the world from... READ MORE

Migration music: Owls pipe up while sparrows steal the show

Migration music: Owls pipe up while sparrows steal the show

By Buckmasters Online

If it’s fall, it’s time for some sky watching and migration reports. Throughout the Mississippi Flyway, the massive bird highway in the sky that stretches from the southern reaches of the Gulf of Mexico to the chilled Canadian territory of Nunavut, thousands of migratory birds are moving. While hunters have an eye to the ground and wat... READ MORE

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