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All things wildlife. Wildlife management, ecology, eco-tourism, research, conservation, rehabilitation, photography, etc. For anyone who enjoys wildlife.

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U.S. loses nearly a third of its honey bees this season

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Grinning Cat 5 hours ago. 5 Replies

Nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies in America died out or disappeared over the winter, an annual survey found on Wednesday. The decline—which was far worse than the winter before—threatens the survival of some bee colonies.The heavy losses…Continue

Tags: food, pollination, agriculture, parasites, pesticides

Crocodiles and People

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Casey Pittman Jul 4. 16 Replies

 ''As saltwater crocodiles stalk Australia's waterways, Al Jazeera investigates if they should be culled to curb attacks on humans.Heralded as the 'animal most likely to eat a human', saltwater crocodiles are a common feature in Australia's tropical…Continue

Tags: Atheism, rationalism, crocodile, nature, Australia

Beaver attack!

Started by Luara. Last reply by Luara Jul 3. 3 Replies

A beaver leapt out of the water to maul a kayaker.Maybe it was rabid, but while being rabid would be somewhat an excuse…Continue

Bats make social alliances that affect roosting behavior

Started by Steph S. Jun 18. 0 Replies

Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists at Virginia Tech and The Ohio State University.Alexander…Continue

Tiny muscles help bats fine-tune flight, stiffen wing skin

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 1 Reply

Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to…Continue

Exercise wheels for wildlife

Started by Luara. Last reply by Steph S. May 27. 5 Replies

Some people put a mouse running wheel outdoors, set up a videocam and saw who came to play ...The wild mice loved it.  A frog, too ...What would come and…Continue

There’s a new kitten in town: Baby Ocelot brings hope to struggling population in Texas refuge

Started by Steph S. May 4. 0 Replies

The baby ocelot recently photographed by remote trail cameras on the…Continue

North America's Sea Star Plague

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 2. 0 Replies

Slideshow: Sea Stars Dying in Mysterious PlagueSea stars ... are succumbing to an unknown, gruesome disease. Animals waste…Continue

Tags: Sea Star Plague

Some urban bees use plastic or sealant in nests

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 14. 1 Reply

Urban bees using plastic to build hivesSome solitary urban bees use plastic or window sealant in nest construction."We found two solitary bee species using…Continue

Tags: sealant, plastic, be nests

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Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on March 27, 2014 at 7:22am
Comment by Steph S. on March 25, 2014 at 9:39am

That is lovely Ruth Thank you.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 24, 2014 at 3:44pm

Orchid Mantis wishes you a lovely Spring.

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2013 at 9:36pm

Thank you Joan for looking that up for us.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2013 at 10:47pm

Tony, what an interesting creature. I had to look up stridulation; I wonder how it works with this little fellow?

Madagascan Tenrecs Use Quills To Communicate - Madagascar, Lost Wor...

Google, and ye shall find!

Comment by Steph S. on November 15, 2013 at 9:34pm

Wow - Tony - very interesting animal - thanks so much for sharing.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 15, 2013 at 9:09pm

The Lowland Streaked Tenrec: The Lowland Streaked Tenrec is cute, but you have to watch out for this creature found in Madagascar, Africa. It’s covered in tiny little barbs and it is reportedly the only mammal known to use stridulation for generating sound. Usually, only insects and snakes make that kind of noise.

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2013 at 7:59pm

Welcome to the group Napoleon.

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2013 at 7:58pm

Cool - thank you Tony!!! I hope everyone celebrated.

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 8, 2013 at 11:23pm

Today is world octopus day. 10/08/13. Some interesting facts.

 

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