Freshwater mussels were once found in astonishing numbers and diversity in North America. Then came the button fanciers, and then the pearl-makers.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is a global list of species and their conservation status.
Intricate, strong, and rapidly-built, spider webs are more amazing even than they first appear. For a construction job done right, get a spider to do it.
If crows like the New Caledonian Crow can plan out and create a specialized tool, then they seem to have smarts that rival those of early humans.
In nature, death creates its own unique ecosystem. These carcass-based mini-ecosystems are extremely dynamic.
Earthworms are often portrayed as beneficial to the environment, but in North America's temperate forests, they are a disaster in action.
Orcas may look cute, but don’t be fooled. They display some of the most sophisticated hunting techniques of any animals on Earth.
Anna Atkins reportedly created the first photographically illustrated and printed book in response to another monograph she thought was shoddily done.
The Pacific Northwest is particularly known for their sea monsters, largely because of the continuity of stories about unidentified sea creatures.
Insect conservation can be a tough sell. Lots of people simply don’t like bugs, and an endangered bug simply doesn’t pull on the heart strings.