Pill bugs aren’t bugs, but they are roly-poly, charmingly weird, harmless and even helpful

Eastern garter snakes have a skunklike defense and other surprises, but don’t worry about a bite

Where city meets forest, white-tailed deer emerge to snack until something startles

Connection to the mystery of the Roanoke colony is just the start of this butterfly’s fascinating tale

Belted kingfishers are supreme at high-diving, plunging into unerring captures of fish to eat

Narcissus bulb flies float like bumblebees, fooling many while frustrating gardeners

Look high for the newly arrived Baltimore orioles or lure them in for a look with fruit in bird feeders

Tree swallows are fighters but also vulnerable, victims of the cold and many natural predators

Long past 1634, ruby-throated hummingbirds are still ‘a curious bird to see’ in May migration

If you think year-round Canada geese are pests, we can blame ourselves for getting them to stay