Virginia Opossum: Unique and Fascinating

There are so many interesting critters on this planet. Unique and fascinating critters. The Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) springs to mind as a good example. Stan Tekiela recently photographed a Virginia Opossum, and invites us to take a closer look. Let’s first start with the name,...

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Citizen Science

The Joy of Citizen Science

In today’s post our colleague Brett Ortler shares with us his passion for citizen science. It is a great family activity.  If you’re like me, you’ve spent a lot of time bird-watching, paying more attention to your garden or the plants springing up in your yard, even...

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Bat Basics

Bat Basics and Myths Debunked

There are about as many myths about bats as there are bat species. Karen Krebbs, author of Bat Basics, debunks the myths and tells you all you need to know about these amazing mammals.  Bats don’t get tangled in human hair. Unlike what you see in...

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Birds of the Carolinas

Discover Birds of the Carolinas

Learn to identify birds in the Carolinas, and make bird-watching even more enjoyable with Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide. His book features 140 species of North Carolina and South Carolina birds, organized by color for ease of use. This new edition...

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cowbird

The Mystery of the Cowbird

Naturalist and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela tells us all about the Brown-headed Cowbird. Did you know that it doesn’t build its own nest? Find out all about it! Nature has so many different ways to accomplish just one task--reproduction. At this time of year, it seems that...

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