Posted on June 12, 2018 by teacherwhohikes
#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.
Category: The Wild Life Blog, TWL Hiking ClubTags: adventure, backpacking, boundary waters, boundary waters canoe area, bwca, camping, explore, hikelife, hikergirl, hiking, hiking adventures, livebravely, opt outside, share your stories, stories, summer, summer camp, teacherwhohikes, the wild life, thisiswhywehike, trail, Travel, TWL Hiking Club, wander, wilderness, wildernessculture, women who hike
Posted on June 7, 2018 by Devon Bowker
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!
Category: Animals, Reptiles, The Wild Life BlogTags: animals, archelon, brake for turtles, conservation, ecology, environment, featured, habitat fragmentation, help turtles, herpetology, herpmapper, hiking find, how to help snapping turtle cross road, how to help turtles cross the road, lake, naturalist, nature, painted turtle, pond, reptile, save turtles, snapping turtle, soft shelled turtle, spring, springtime, stop for turtles, the wild life, trail crossing, trail find, turtle, turtle conservation, turtle crossing, turtle nesting, turtle rescue, turtle shell, wetland, wild, wilderness, wildlife
Posted on May 16, 2018 by Devon Bowker
That adorable creature is none other than a Ringtail, Bassariscus astutus. No, not like a lemur—though the resemblance is uncanny.
Category: Animals, Ask TWL, Mammals, The Wild Life BlogTags: animals, arid, ask twl, asktwl, austin, Bassariscus astutus, Bassarisk, biodiversity, biology, cat, desert, earth, ecology, environment, great basin desert, habitat, lemur, life, mammals, miner's cat, naturalism, naturalist, nature, nocturnal, omnivore, raccoon, ring-tailed cat, ringtail, texas, wild, wilderness, wildlife
Posted on May 14, 2018 by Devon Bowker
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.
Category: Plants, The Wild Life BlogTags: ants, biology, bloodroot, botany, ecology, elaiosome, elder scrolls, hiking, hiking find, mille lacs, mille lacs kathio state park, minnesota, naturalist, plants, Sanguinaria canadensis, sanguivore, skyrim, symbiosis, wilderness, wildernessculture, wildflower
Posted on May 6, 2018 by Devon Bowker
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.