Why You Are Smelling Skunks This Week

Smell a skunk? You’re not alone. Learn more about your urban nature.

Matthew L. Miller

Where to See 10 Impossibly Elusive Mammals

What mammal do you most want to see in the wild? You can see many cryptic creatures, if you know where to travel and look.

Matthew L. Miller

A Brief History of People Behaving Badly in Yellowstone

Attempted baby bison rescues. Tourists falling into geysers. Do people no longer know how to behave in national parks?

Annelise Eagleton

Watching a Baby Bison Die

This spring, well-meaning tourists tried to rescue a Yellowstone bison calf from the cold. It didn’t end well. What happens when we put our human narratives on the wild.

Kris Millgate

10 Overlooked Wildlife Experiences in Our National Parks

Move over grizzlies and bison. We’re looking for some of the more unusual national park wildlife encounters, from pupfish to endemic chipmunks to salamanders. How many have you seen?

Matthew L. Miller

Elk Antlers on the Prairie: A Shed Hunt to Benefit the Local Community

An annual hunt for elk shed antlers in northeast Oregon provides outdoor family fun and benefits the local community.

Matthew L. Miller

Recovery: Mending Point Reyes, a Park Impaired by Invasive Mammals

Point Reyes National Seashore is recovering from an unusual invasive threat: non-native deer. Ted Williams reports.

Ted Williams

The Incredible Shrinking Bison, an Unexpected Impact of Climate Change

Shrinking bison? One of the unexpected impacts of climate change is bison changing their diets. And it could in turn affect how we manage the prairie.

Matthew L. Miller

Recovery: Hope for Black-Footed Ferrets, One of Our Most Endangered Mammals

Recovery of black-footed ferrets seemed unlikely. Many environmentalists, including writer Ted Williams, considered the captive breeding program doomed. Thirty years later, Williams rethinks the situation for one of our most endangered animals.

Ted Williams

This Fur Seal is 4,000 Miles From Home. Here’s Why.

A Subantarctic fur seal sets a new distance record. How did this critter get so far from home?

Matthew L. Miller

Top 10 Night Safaris: When the (Wildlife) Freaks Come Out

Join us for a naturalist's guide to the best night life on the planet. Grab a flashlight and join the party, with a guest list that includes aardvarks, rare wild cats, tree kangaroos and more.

Matthew L. Miller

Antler Tips: Finding “Sheds” in a Forest Near You

Want to find antlers without bothering wildlife? Here's our guide to finding "sheds" in a forest or field near you. Learn a bit about deer, and it's easier than you think.

Matthew L. Miller