The Journey So Far

The other day, I was going through a pile of junk (which I have a lot of) and came across this. This intentionally blurred piece of paper was the very beginning of #TheWildLife. It’s just a bunch of notes and ideas that I was jotting down while I tried to decide what I wanted to … Continue reading The Journey So Far

Become a Wildlife Ambassador

So, here’s the thing: we, at this moment, are rolling out a new newy thing. It’s super cool—the Wildlife Ambassador program! Basically, when you become a member at Patreon.com/TheWildLife, you can pick a species of some kind of personal importance to you and we will donate 10% of your contributions each month to either a … Continue reading Become a Wildlife Ambassador

TWL Hiking Club: Top Hikes of 2018

On this first #TWLHikingClub Tuesday of 2019, Devon and Chelsea Bowker look back on their top hikes of 2018, from the best overall hike, to the most conflicting, and most Instagram worthy.

#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.

#SundayFishSketch Redeye Piranha

Piranhas need no introduction being that their teeth and diet have earned them quite the reputation, especially around Hollywood as a super villains aquarium species of choice or as the center of several B-movies.

TWL Hiking Club: A Case for Solo Wilderness Adventure by Holly Scherer

This #TWLHikingClub we have a guest post, 'A Case for Solo Wilderness Adventure' by Holly Scherer

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.

TWL Hiking Club: Richard’s Story from Enchanted Rock

This week, we have a story from Richard Bowker, co-host of The Wild Life, about his trip to Enchanted Rock.

#TWLHikingClub Tuesday: Our Stories

#TWLHikingClub Tuesday: Our Stories

In an effort to keep telling these stories and further our hiking club, I would like to dedicate at least one TWL Hiking Club Tuesday a month to OUR STORIES.

It’s Turtle Time! How YOU Can Help Turtles Cross Roads Safely

This time of year, it's common to see turtles crossing roads and trails. Here's why and how to help them do it safely!

Not a Lemur, Nor a Cat. This Raccoon-Like Critter is a “Clever Fox”.

That adorable creature is none other than a Ringtail, Bassariscus astutus. No, not like a lemur---though the resemblance is uncanny.

This Toxic, Nectarless Flower is Spread by Ants

Bloodroot is a perennial native to North America and blooms between March and May. It's called Bloodroot because if you were to break open the stem or roots, it bleeds. If you've ever done so, congratulations, you are a murderer---just kidding. The "blood" is a sap and is a deep, rich, reddish-orange.

#SundayFishSketch Deep-Sea Dragonfish

Meet the Deep-Sea Dragonfish
The Deep-Sea Dragonfish, a scaleless eel-like fish about 6 inches in length that lives (you guessed it) in the deep sea, specifically the bathyal zone of the Atlantic Ocean beyond where any light can reach.

Ask TWL: The Little Brown Skink

The Northern Crested Caracara is a medium-sized raptor, smaller than a goose, but bigger than other birds in the Falcon family like the Peregrine Falcon.

The envy of the Bald Eagle, the Crested Caracara is, well, crested---which is sort of a way of describing a bird faux-hawk (pun-intended).

#SundayFishSketch: Butterflyfish

Butterflyfish area group of around 120 species in the Family Chaetodontidae. The one in this weeks #SundayFishSketch is the Copperband butterflyfish.

Ask TWL: The Crested Caracara

The Northern Crested Caracara is a medium-sized raptor, smaller than a goose, but bigger than other birds in the Falcon family like the Peregrine Falcon.

The envy of the Bald Eagle, the Crested Caracara is, well, crested---which is sort of a way of describing a bird faux-hawk (pun-intended).

The Socks We Wear

As hikers, we like to do what we can to be more comfortable, and we need to protect the most important hiking tool we have, our feet!