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The Footsteps of Large Animals Fill Landscapes with Life

The Footsteps of Large Animals Fill Landscapes with Life

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 29, 2019 0

When you weigh anywhere from 1,000 to 14,000 pounds, you tend to leave huge, deep footprints wherever you walk. But more than just evidence of your passing through, those footprints, it turns out, can

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The Coolness of Zebra Stripes

The Coolness of Zebra Stripes

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 10, 2019 0

Why zebras have stripes has been a matter for scientific debate for decades. A lot of theories have been put forth, such as they’ve evolved for camouflage, to confuse the vision of biting flies,

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The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 3, 2019 0

We still have three weeks until the end of a long and brutally hot summer. At times, it seems the only respite we can get outside during our picnics, state fair visits, outdoor music

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Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2019 0

Last week, here in the Midwest in mid-March, I spotted my first robin of the year. My mother used to say that seeing a robin was a sure sign that spring couldn’t be far

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Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2019 3

Being an inveterate introvert, I avoid large crowds—well, really, even groups of people numbering 15 or more—like the plague. Yet the places that call to me are some of the most jam-packed because they

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We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2018 2

Today, it’s not only animal and plant species that we’re losing at an alarming rate. We’re losing wilderness; everywhere, all over the world. In fact, according to a study published in 2016 that compares

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Save Animal Lives

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Save Animal Lives

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 6, 2018 1

“Over the river and through the wood,” goes the “New England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day,” based on a poem by Lydia Maria Child, published in 1844. Ever since that time, we’ve associated Thanksgiving

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Video: Watch as a Pelican in Africa Learns to Fly Again

Video: Watch as a Pelican in Africa Learns to Fly Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 25, 2018 0

It can be hard to be alone, hurt and abandoned by your own kind. How are you supposed to learn what you need to know in order to survive? Luckily, for one bird, having

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