A flamingo feeding its young

How Non-Mammals “Nurse” Their Young

Some birds feed their young with "crop milk," while discus fish feed their fry with a special mucus. It may not seem as cute as nursing, but it works.

Is Illinois the Next Bald Eagle Watching Spot?

 Once seasonal migrants, the iconic birds of prey are settling in the state.

A Father’s Day Shout Out to Animal Dads

This Father's Day, consider some of the busiest, quirkiest, and hardest working dads around—animal dads like the the jacana, Darwin's frog, and seahorse.
heath hen

The Sad Story of Booming Ben, Last of the Heath Hens

Grassland-dwelling heath hen and prairie chicken populations across the country are in trouble. Loss of habitat continues to threaten their numbers.
National Wildlife Refuge

The History of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been occupied by armed militants since January 2, 2016. But where did the National Wildlife Refuge system come from?
Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) on branch

Blackpoll Warblers: Tiny bird, Huge Journey

Blackpoll warblers make a 1,500 mile, non-stop flight over the Atlantic

The Environmental Danger of Outdoor Cats

Outdoor cats are an environmental disaster.

Winter Coping Strategies for Animals – and for Us

The winter coping strategies of birds and humans are not so different.