Turkeys Are What They Eat: Weird and Adaptable

As many of us sit down to eat turkey, our bird blogger takes a look at what turkeys eat.

Joe Smith

Jumping Worms: The Creepy, Damaging Invasive You Don’t Know

Disturb a jumping worm and it’s like a nightcrawler on steroids. But put aside the creepy factor: jumping worms may be the next big threat to northern forests.

Matthew L. Miller

Daddy Longlegs Won’t Kill You

Daddy longlegs truly are amazing. Is there any truth to the myth that made them famous?

Lisa Feldkamp

Koalas Have 2 Thumbs & Other Weird Australian Wildlife Facts

Not every animal in Australia wants to kill you, but they are all weird. Really weird.

Justine E. Hausheer

Why You Are Smelling Skunks This Week

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

Matthew L. Miller

The Secret Lives of Horseshoe Crabs

Every year, horseshoe crabs emerge from the depths for one reason and one reason only: sex.

Marah Hardt

New Research on the Remarkable Binge-Eating Bull Trout

Think you eat a lot on Thanksgiving? Meet a real champion binge eater: the bull trout.

Matthew L. Miller

Searching for a Rare Nautilus, Round 2

Conservancy scientists (and one intrepid field reporter) take on a second search for the rare Allonautilus in the Solomon Islands. Success is contextual.

Justine E. Hausheer

A Murder of Crows: When Roosting Crows Come to Town

Crows don’t always make the easiest of neighbors. But sometimes dealing with crows is as simple as an attitude adjustment.

Annelise Eagleton

Self Medication, Wildlife Style: How Birds and Other Creatures Use Medicinal Plants

Herbal remedies? Our blogger breaks down the many ways wild animals use medicinal plants.

Joe Smith

Life in the Dark: Never-Before-Photographed Sea and Cave Creatures

See never-before-photographed creatures in this preview of Danté Fenolio’s Life in the Dark.

Matthew L. Miller

Weird Conservation Part 2: The Even Stranger Side of Saving Endangered Species

Conservation gets weird, yet again. Read on for tales of lizard robots, bird deodorant, and atomic bombs.

Justine E. Hausheer