Tuesday, July 23, 2024

How painted turtles survive months submerged at a pond’s bottom without eating or breathing

Land snails feel alien, but their love darts prove it’s always easier to be a father than a mother

Revisiting the Carolina wren, which stays with us the full winter long and sometimes pays the price

Millipedes are bizarre in a dozen different ways, but they don’t bite and curl up when threatened

There are still things you don’t know about cats, from paw preference to the meaning of ‘catling’

Red-winged blackbirds are still signs of spring, but flocks rely on wetlands remaining plentiful

The early bird that gets the worm? It’s a robin.

The year’s wild cicada spring won’t be felt here, but we still get our share of these bizarre insects

Ravens are plotters and alliance-buildings among birds, able to outwit traps and plan

American woodcocks were so craved by hunters that the cocker spaniel was bred to find the kills