Close-up of penguin feet

Do Penguins Have Knees?

There's something about penguins, isn't there? They evoke our curiosity, our affection—nay, our adoration—at levels that other members of the animal kingdom would be hard-pressed to compete with. Perhaps it's their wobbly gait. Maybe it's the stark contrast they have with the often otherworldly habitats in which we often mentally associate them. Perchance they're just … Continue reading Do Penguins Have Knees?

Gay Black Swan Đads Make the Best Parents

June is Pride Month, a time for celebrating love, the LGBTQ+ community, and its beautiful spectrum of identities, cultures, and experiences. What you may not know is this diversity in orientations, relationships, and expressions isn't an exclusively human experience. Over 1,500 animal species engage in same-sex coupling and parenting. Even more regularly engage in homosexual … Continue reading Gay Black Swan Đads Make the Best Parents

Hairy & Downy Woodpeckers: Spot the Difference

These two little woodpecker species are notorious for their visual similarity, but there are some key differences that can tip you off!

NEW EPISODE| The Birds of Paradise with Dr Bruce Beehler

Make a donation to our 501(c)3 organization Sign up for our Newsletter! Become a Member-Supporter Follow us on all of our platforms If you've ever seen a documentary series narrated by David Attenborough, you've almost surely seen the Birds of Paradise. They are a favorite of his, and many others around the world for their … Continue reading NEW EPISODE| The Birds of Paradise with Dr Bruce Beehler

TWL Hiking Club| Mallards are Actually Really Awesome

It's #TWLHikingClub Tuesday| Today, we're kicking off a new series on appreciating the little things---from urban wildlife to the oh so common Mallard.

Golden Eagle or Immature Bald Eagle? Here’s How to Tell

It can be hard to tell. Here are some tips to help you get the right ID.

#RandomActOfNaturalism Woodpeckers and Football

Woodpeckers are a peculiar bird, and using their head to solve tricky situations like getting food from hard to reach places is quite literal for them. For a long time, scientists have believed that somehow, woodpeckers are immune to the effects of banging their faces into a tree at 15 miles per hour---repeatedly----day-after-day, year-after-year for 20 to 30 years. Yet a new report may suggest otherwise, to an extent.

How To: “Life-Size” Eagle Nest Display

Sometimes understanding something is as simple as putting yourself in someone else's shoes, or in this case, nest. I spent a summer working as a Park Ranger for Gull Lake Recreation Area in Brainerd, Minnesota for the US Army Corps of Engineers. While there, I did weekly interpretive programs as any park ranger does, but … Continue reading How To: “Life-Size” Eagle Nest Display