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Turkeys: Smart and—Perhaps—Beautiful Birds

Turkeys: Smart and—Perhaps—Beautiful Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 23, 2017 0

Despite what you may have learned in elementary school, there were probably no turkeys at the first Thanksgiving. The written menu listed fowl, but this most likely meant ducks, goose, grouse, passenger pigeons, swans—or

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Ranching in Wolf Territory: A New Approach

Ranching in Wolf Territory: A New Approach

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 21, 2017 0

Conflict between wolves and ranchers is just about as old as, well, as there have been ranchers in the West. Wolves were nearly hunted, poisoned and trapped to extinction in the Lower 48 a

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Videos: Whooping Cranes and a Bold Experiment

Videos: Whooping Cranes and a Bold Experiment

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 16, 2017 0

In 1942, there were only 22 whooping cranes left alive in the world. Their habitats were vanishing, and they had been hunted almost to extinction. If we were to keep them from blinking out,

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Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Whooping Crane Recovery a Victim of Federal Budget Cuts

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 14, 2017 0

After more than 50 years, the largest captive-breeding-and-release program for whooping cranes is closing. Housed at the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, the $1.5 million program was cut from

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Video: One Tree’s Wildlife Visitors in One Year

Video: One Tree’s Wildlife Visitors in One Year

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 9, 2017 1

I love trees, and I’m not alone. There are those of us that write letters to them, that single-handedly plant forests of them, or—in my case—write books about them. The reasons we have for

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Halloween Video: the Silent Flight of Owls

Halloween Video: the Silent Flight of Owls

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 31, 2017 2

Halloween and owls have a long and storied history with each other. It’s thought that the connection may have been forged around ancient Halloween bonfires. As nocturnal hunters of bats, owls would often be

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