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  • Florida landscaper gets 1 year in jail for killing 9 baby ducks with a lawnmower
    Man who laughed while killing 9 baby ducks gets 1 year in jail
    According to Florida news fromFox 8on Sunday, 24-year old landscaperJason Scott Falbo II was sentenced to one year in jail for running over nine baby ducks with a lawnmower.The Royal Palm Beach resident pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of...
  • Sea turtles eating more plastic
    Sea turtles swallowing plastic at twice the rate
    Sea turtles are swallowing plastic at twice the rate they did 25 years ago, a new Australian study has shown.The findings published in the journal ofConservation Biologyare based on data collected across the globe since the late 1980s and analyzed...
  • Fireflies brighten city nights
    Fireflies brighten city nights
    "One summer night he'll light a lanternhe'll catch a tiny firefly in a jarset her dancing on the mantlelike a piece of star."As Jennifer Warnes sings in "Lights of Lousianne," almost everyone has tried to catch a...
  • John Heinz Refuge: Home to the free and the brave
    John Heinz Refuge: Home to the free and the brave
    As we ready to celebrate another Independence Day in the Philadelphia region, a wide variety of birds and wildlife celebrate, too, for this protected land and marsh that allows them to survive. John Heinz Refuge doesn’t pamper, mind you,...
  • Kill an innocent raccoon? Please help! Contact LBS and let them know it's not okay!
    Death to raccoon? In Lake Barrington Shores the answer is yes
    Why kill an innocent raccoon? Raccoons are intelligent creatures who usually coexist peacefully with people. And yet in Lake Barrington Shores, an upscale community in Lake Barrington, Illinois, traps are set to catch a raccoon whose only crime is...
  • The Feeding Monkey
    A Family of Monkeys Pays a Visit in Coco Beach, Costa Rica
    I visit places, that's what I've been doing since I retired a year ago.It was mighty nice to have someone/something visit me instead!I rented a condo in Coco Beach. The sides of the mountains are being torn down, trees being cut to make...
  • Watkins Wildlife and Rehab
    Sedgewickville- Watkins Wildlife Rehab to hold open house June 6
    Watkins Wildlife Rehab will be holding an open house on Saturday, June 6, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The rehab is located at HCR 62 (State Hwy. K), Sedgewickville, Mo. For a map and directions to the rehab, click here.All visitors are welcome.Watkins...
  • White tiger at Big Cat Rescue
    Forces for Good in Tampa
    Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant spent four years surveying thousands of nonprofit CEOs, conducting hundreds of interviews, and studying 12 high-impact nonprofits to uncover their secrets to success. The result was an intelligent,...
  • Vernal pools support a wide range of wildlife.
    Vernal pools support a wide range of wildlife
    Vernal pools are seasonal bodies of water that typically fill with water when snow melts in the spring and dry up later with the warmer weather in late summer. ("Vernal" means having to do with the spring season.) All that is needed for...
  • American black bear
    Massachusetts police: Don't drunkenly chase bears with dull hatchets
    Don’t get drunk and chase bears with a hatchet. That’s the warning that Massachusetts police issued on May 11. While it may seem like common sense to most people, apparently the people of The Bay State needed to have an official...
  • FWS wants to update its funding forms
    FWS wants to update its funding forms
    A new reporting system is being proposed for Wildlife & Sport Fish Grants & Cooperative Agreements. The Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is announcing in the Federal Register of Monday, May 11, 2015 that it is taking public comments on...
  • Hunting council to dicsuss easement access, Duck Stamp changes
    Hunting council to dicsuss easement access, Duck Stamp changes
    The Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Alaska daylight time). The United States Fish & Wildlife...
  • Another coyote captured in New York
    Another coyote is captured in New York City
    The Tampa Tribunereported Wednesday that police in New York City have captured another coyote roaming the city streets. The coyote was tranquilized and captured on Tuesday. This is the second coyote captured amid a number of sightings in this busy...
  • Plum Island aerial view
    Help Plum Island, NY become an official wildlife refuge
    There is an 840-acre island sanctuary lying undisturbed just 1.5 miles off the coast of Long Island. The sanctuary is called Plum Island, and it’s currently being threatened by development.It’s a major habitat for a variety of wildlife...
  • New species of frog discovered in Costa Rica looks similar to Kermit the Frog
    Newly discovered glass frog resembles 'Muppets' Kermit the Frog
    According to ComicBook.com on Monday, it appears that there is a species of frog in Costa Rica with translucent skin. Upon comparison to Kermit the Frog, the glass frog's facial appearance looks remarkably similar to the Muppet puppet. Most...
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