How to See a Red Fox in Winter

Now is the perfect time to see (or smell) a fox. Here’s how.

Matthew L. Miller

Slow Birding: Twenty Years Observing Ring Ouzels

Two British birders set out to better understand one secretive bird species. And are still at it 20 years later.

Matthew L. Miller

When Only a Hippopotamus Will Do

Hippos for the holidays? Some weird stories of human-hippo relations.

Matthew L. Miller

Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History

The myths and natural history behind the holiday mistletoe tradition.

Lisa Ballard

The Weird, Wondrous and Vulnerable American Horseshoe Crab

Can the horseshoe crab, an animal that has survived largely unchanged for 450 million years, continue its remarkable record of longevity in a world dominated by humans? Maybe. Maybe not.

Cara Cannon Byington

A Wildlife Lover’s Time Machine Wish List

If you could go back in time, what species would be on your wish list?

Justine E. Hausheer

A Lifelong Love of Field Guides

A celebration of field guides, the little books that changed the way we interact with nature.

Matthew L. Miller

Visiting US National Parks (Virtually)

Check out this treasure trove of virtual nature experiences — from sound libraries, to web cams, to virtual events at US national parks.

Cara Cannon Byington

The Hidden History in My Backyard

Somewhere was mundane as your own backyard can have a hidden history.

Justine E. Hausheer

Tree Tapping Isn’t Just for Maples

Maples aren’t the only trees that yield tasty syrup.

Ken Keffer

Bald Eagles and the Unfortunate Power of Forgetting

Can the bald eagle lead the way to a brighter environmental future?

Matthew L. Miller

Wild Hamster: The Intriguing Story Behind The Household Pet

A look at the intriguing stories of wild hamsters, including why your pet runs on wheels.

Matthew L. Miller