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Wild Turkeys, Birds of Courage

Wild Turkeys, Birds of Courage

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 28, 2013 12

In theatrical circles, a “turkey” is a failure or a flop, but nothing could be further from the truth in the natural world. In fact, wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) are North America’s largest game

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Do Dogs Communicate by Directional Tail Wagging?

Do Dogs Communicate by Directional Tail Wagging?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 26, 2013 8

I’ve often thought that if people were more like dogs, relationships between humans would be a lot less complicated. You’d know immediately if someone was truly happy to see you, just by the wagging

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Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Will the U.S. Destruction of Six Tons of Ivory Truly Curtail Poachers?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2013 17

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized nearly six tons of illegal African and Asian elephant ivory. A conservative estimate of this ivory, which was seized at our nation’s ports of entry

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An Untrue Wolf Story: Continuing the Conversation

An Untrue Wolf Story: Continuing the Conversation

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 14, 2013 25

Other than climate change, there may be no other environmental topic that arouses more passions or garners livelier debate than our nation’s wild wolves. A recent Good Nature post is a case in point.

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Are Wolf Protection “Kid Cages” Necessary, or Just a Scaremongering Tool?

Are Wolf Protection “Kid Cages” Necessary, or Just a Scaremongering Tool?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 5, 2013 37

When I was growing up in Wisconsin, I would hear occasional rumors of kids in the Northwoods having to worry about wolves as they “waited for the school bus.” Why they would have to

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Is the Ability to Identify Wildlife an Endangered Skill, or Unnecessary Knowledge?

Is the Ability to Identify Wildlife an Endangered Skill, or Unnecessary Knowledge?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 29, 2013 57

There’s an interesting, little book I picked up a few years ago. It’s titled Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do. Written by Michael Powell and published in

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