After a long winter—which still seems to be hanging on in some places—people are understandably anxious to get outside and get on the move again. Perhaps we take our cue from the nonhuman animals,Read More »
The monarch butterfly migration is quite simply one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles on earth. While one may initially think that the migration event is one dimensional (after all, it is just one species, right?),Read More »
I’ve always loved butterflies. Growing up, I would tromp around our backyard looking for Eastern tiger swallowtails or their caterpillar counterpart, catching them with my bare hands, housing them in butterfly terrariums, and everyRead More »
Each spring, more than 500,000 sandhill cranes come together on a narrow stretch of the Platte River in central Nebraska, as they have for thousands of years. On their way from their wintering groundsRead More »
Monarch butterfly populations have decreased so drastically over the past decade that a successful recovery is only hopeful. President Obama’s newly released national strategy, which has the purpose of mitigating honeybee loss, increasing theRead More »
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals: Powerful Protections or Paper Tigers?
From the tiny monarch butterfly to the immense wildebeest of Africa, many of the world’s animal species take on great migrations. Those epic travels may involve seasonal journeys of thousands of miles, traversing multipleRead More »