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Lark Sparrows

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Lark sparrows are summer residents of the American Midwest, Great Plains and Great Basin; found primarily west of the Mississippi River, their range extends into southern Canada, across eastern portions of the Pacific Northwest and throughout lower elevations of California. Show More Summary

Chigger Season

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

To the dismay of farmers, gardeners, campers, hikers and music festival attendees, chigger season is underway across the American Heartland. Chiggers are the larval forms of a mite that favors pastures, fields, grasslands and lawns, especially in warm, humid areas; the female mite lays her eggs on vegetation which hatch to release the larvae. Show More Summary

A Stranded Duckling

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Over the past two decades, I have made hundreds of visits to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, in Central Missouri, and have never failed to be inspired by its beautiful landscape and superb diversity of wildlife. But nature offers both...Show More Summary

How do we film a golden eagle nest?

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Cameraman Jim Manthorpe talks about how he manages to film such spectacular shots of our golden eagle nest.

Excusing Racism

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

It is both sad and deeply disturbing that most prominent Republicans continue to back the candidacy of Donald Trump despite his overt racism. Suggesting that Trump, flawed as he may be, is a better choice than either the Democratic or...Show More Summary

The Other Oriole

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On this cool, sunny morning, an excellent variety of birds were moving about Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, on the Missouri River floodplain; within 2 hours, I had observed 43 species. Among these were a fair number of orchard orioles,...Show More Summary

Glacial Lake Modoc

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

During the cool, wet climate of the Pleistocene, a large lake formed east of the Cascades in southern Oregon and northeastern California. Known today as Glacial Lake Modoc, it had a surface area of 1100 square miles; its surface was 100 feet higher than that of Upper Klamath Lake, its largest remnant. Show More Summary

The Asian Carp Invasion

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

On my walks around Landen Lake this week (a small suburban lake north of Cincinnati), I have been repeatedly reminded that the Asian carp invasion is a significant problem throughout the Mississippi River watershed. Introduced in the...Show More Summary

Watcher at the Nest

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Marcia Bonta

Last April our son Dave, my husband Bruce, and caretakers Troy and Paula spotted a male pileated woodpecker excavating a nest hole in a 60-foot-high, barkless elm snag. At first I wasn’t interested. I had often seen pileateds working on nest holes, and they had never amounted to anything, because pileateds had been making one […]

Western Heat Wave

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Intense heat is beginning to develop across the Desert Southwest and will spread northward through the Great Basin and Central Valley of California; before it's over, the Pacific Northwest will also be enveloped in the swath of hot air.The...Show More Summary

Brazos River Flooding

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

The Brazos River forms on the Llano Estacado at the junction of its Salt and Double Mountain Forks, northwest of Rule, Texas; it then flows northeastward to Seymour before angling southeast toward the Gulf of Mexico. En route to theShow More Summary

Eulachon

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Eulachon are small marine fish (8-9 inches in length) that feed on plankton in the eastern Pacific, from Alaska to northern California. In late winter, they move into estuaries and coastal rivers to spawn; most adults die after this process. Show More Summary

UK National Fish Vote

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Find out about the UK National Fish Vote from founder Jack Perks

Tragedy at the Zoo

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Throughout my formative years, I was enamored with animals of every kind and visited zoos on a regular basis; in my mind, despite their use of restrictive cages, zoos played an important role in public education and wildlife conservation. Show More Summary

Dickcissel Days at Eagle Bluffs

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature's Blog

Driving through Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area this morning, it was clear that the transition from spring migrants to summer residents is well advanced. Waterfowl were limited to Canada geese, wood ducks, a small flock of blue-winged...Show More Summary

A few words from our Series Producer...

3 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Springwatch series producer Adam White looks ahead to the upcoming series

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