Those hated houseflies can be a bacterial bomb, and pollinators, recyclers and maggoty marvels

Stegosaurus tails and extendable necks: Snapping turtles come out of their shell

Yellow-rumped warbler’s amazing adaptations include efficient air sacs and absorbed intestines

Perplexing bumblebees are out in cloudy and cold keeping us in clover, but we must return the favor

Eastern comma butterfly has antifreeze blood and is tough enough to even chase after birds

The black-legged tick we hate and fear has a trick that could heal injuries and repair broken bones

Hermit thrushes, bluebirds’ colorless cousins, use their double voice box for flutelike songs

Killdeer name is based on the sound of their call; when called on to defend a nest, they’ll try a trick

Northern leopard frog have fewer places to sing, meet and breed tadpoles from a 6,000-egg jelly

Bluebirds’ vibrant colors and sweet warble thrill, but they’re not the hardiest and might need help