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  • Lily Pads
    Halloween and history family fun at Tomoka Fest
    Meet Smokey Bear or some real live wildlife at the 3rd Annual Tomoka Fest on October 25, 2014. Families can take part in interpretive walks, archeological activities, music and storytelling, and so much more throughout the day. There will be...
  • City critters: The Coyote
    City critters: The Coyote
    Originally, the coyote evolved in the western deserts and the Great Plains, and that was their entire range until the 1800s. Once humans had mostly exterminated the larger predators such as wolves and mountain lions, however, coyotes began to...
  • Magic Bronson
    Magic Bronson: We suggest 'Go Get It'
    November is coming. We know what that means. A bountiful feast amongst loved ones. What will you be thankful for? One thing to look forward to is the release of Magic Bronson's new album, “Wildlife,” coming out Nov. 4, 2014. Magic...
  • California thrasher
    San Diego's mimicking birds
    How often in San Diego do you hear a bird copying what sounds like a car alarm? Or, another making weird, flowing calls similar to other birds. Or, what about a bird that mimics hawks or even machinery? Well, there are a few bird species in San...
  • Opening of Penguin Coast. at the Maryland Zoo meets grand reception
    Opening of Penguin Coast at the Maryland Zoo meets grand reception
    This weekend, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore made waves with its Grand Opening Ceremony for Penguin Coast. There were many important dignitaries including Zoo President and CEO Don Hutchinson, Edwin R. Blake of the Maryland Zoological Society, Inc....
  • Friendly elk photo-bombs chimpanzee sanctuary
    Friendly elk photo-bombs chimpanzee sanctuary
    How often do you see an elk photo-bombing your selfie? For J.B. Mulcahy, Co-director at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW), timing was everything as he captured a friendly elk smiling for her close-up.CSNW sits atop 26 acres nestled in the...
  • Montana man brags on Facebook about intentionally running over wolves with van
    Montana man brags on Facebook about intentionally running over wolves with van
    Toby Bridges of Missoula, Montana bragged on his Facebook page that he intentionally accelerated the speed of the van he was driving last week to run over two wolves who had been chasing a cow and calf elk on Interstate 90 just east of the Idaho...
  • A monarch celebrates
    John Heinz Refuge: A celebration of birds and nature
    Early autumn is one of the most active seasons for birders to observe not just the native residents of greater Philadelphia, but also the annual feathered visitors who choose well their respite before continuing to their final destination. John...
  • Skunk near university frat house gets beer can stuck over its head
    Skunk near university frat house gets beer can stuck over its head
    According to the Associated Press, a skunk near a fraternity house in Oxford, Ohio found himself in a rather precarious situation; somehow he was caught neck deep with a beer can over his head!A resident in the area of Miami University (Ohio)...
  • Keep the birds flying fee
    Wild Bird Fund's 'strings, wings and wild things' fundraiser
    The Wild Bird Fund held its first annual fall fundraiser on Saturday night at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium and garden of the Colonial Dames of America. A rainy night, it was perfect weather for ducks. And ducks there were; two pekin ducks,...
  • Native American Dancer
    Native American Day celebrated in Woodland Park
    Woodland Park got a head start on the Labor Day holiday on August 30, 2014, celebrating Native American culture with the Seven Falls Indian Dancers and a wolf ambassador from the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation. On a beautiful mountain morning...
  • Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council plans public meeting
    Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council plans public meeting
    The Wildlife & Hunting Heritage Conservation Council plans a public meeting on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., resuming on Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)...
  • Raccoon rescued by Emergency Services after its head gets stuck in sewer grate
    Raccoon rescued by Emergency Services after its head gets stuck in sewer grate
    In Soquel, California a curious raccoon checking traffic conditions on Sunday by sticking its head through a sewer grate on the 3000 block of Crestline Way, had to be rescued by Wildlife Emergency Services and rescue crews reported ktvu.com.It...
  • Gator
    Alabama gator hunters catch record-setting 1,000-pound alligator
    A family in Alabama made quite the catch over the weekend, and a record-breaking one at that. After a lengthy battle that stretched into the early hours of Saturday morning, a crew of five relatives brought a huge alligator to a state park check...
  • City critters: The woodchuck
    City critters: The woodchuck
    Rarely sighted in the city--but known to inhabit all five boroughs--is the woodchuck, also known as the groundhog, whistle pig, or land beaver. The term woodchuck actually comes from the Algonquian language, whose word for the animal is wuchak-...