Herring gulls have clever tricks and adaptations that feed it well on worms, rats, our french fries

Our coyotes will try to avoid encountering people but feast on rats (and maybe Lyme-ridden mice)

Common buckeye butterflies like the Northeast much more with climate change warming us up

Appreciate our common Eastern bumblebees, because our colonies are fewer and still at risk

The rock pigeons we discourage as urban pests have amazing skills that have served humanity

Always dinner for black-crowned night-herons, wading into the hunt when other birds are asleep

Asian jumping worms are an invasive species destroying our forests, and already in our yards

American lady butterfly spots aren’t camouflage, but what they are remains a scintillating mystery

Though great black digger wasps look fearsome, they’d rather hunt for insects than sting humans

Painted turtles can survive intense watery cold, but climate change could make them all female