When a Spider isn’t a Spider

If you’re reading this right now, you might be realizing that we’re about to be playing a game of semantics (systematics, rather). For many, if it looks like a Spider, … Continue reading When a Spider isn’t a Spider

TWL Hiking Club|The Always Adorable, Sometimes Vicious, Shrew

It’s #TWLHikingClub Tuesday! To continue our series on often less appreciated critters, this week we are talking about the always adorable, and sometimes vicious, shrew.

#SundayFishSketch Goliath Tigerfish

If there is any fish that lives up to its name it’s the Goliath Tigerfish—a truly gigantic African predator with razor sharp teeth. The largest on record weighed over 150 pounds at nearly five feet in length. For perspective, that’s two German Shepard’s stacked on top of each other, or a welterweight fighter—and a fighter they certainly are.

Mud-Puddling: The Dirty Truth About Butterflies

Ever have a butterfly land on your skin and start licking you and thought “Awe, I’ve got a new best bro!” Well, you were wrong. Butterflies have a dirty secret!

Gulls and the Concrete Sea: Why do Seagulls Love Parking Lots?

Most know them as seagulls, a name which implies a proclivity for life at sea. Yet this familiar moniker is neither accurate (scientifically speaking), nor seems to fall in line with a universal observation—gulls love parking lots, whatever their distance from the salty sea

More than a Long Neck: 16 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Giraffes

Who doesn’t love Giraffes? Yet, despite their international love and viral webcam footage with thousands tuning in to watch their birth, there is much about them that is unknown by the masses, which is a shame because they are truly fascinating animals with a multitude of fun facts about them. Here are 16 things you probably didn’t know about Giraffes.

TWL Hiking Club: Why Devil’s Lake State Park is a Fierce Competitor for my Favorite Park

There are only 77 so called “Last Great Places” in the world, according to the Nature Conservancy. One of them is in the land of cheese and Packers fans. Here’s why Devil’s Lake State Park is a fierce competitor for my favorite park.

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.