Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Nature Smart: Sandhill cranes on the Platte River

It was just before the pandemic that I’d last gone to see one of the most amazing natural spectacles in North America: the annual migration of sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis) in south-central Nebraska. For the

Nature Smart: The invasive nanday parakeet

I think we all know how exotic species can disrupt ecosystems. There are many examples of this in both plants and animals. A big problem in the plant world is European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). There

Nature Smart: Visiting the Bunting Lady

Nature is in constant flux. It is how she works, and during the past 40 years of working as a wildlife photographer, I have witnessed change repeatedly. It is a familiar tune. Opportunities to photograph

Nature Smart: Moose in Yellowstone

It was one of those dark and cloudy winter days in Yellowstone National Park where the clouds are so heavy and low, you feel like you can reach up and touch the cloudy sky.

Nature Smart: Better understand the All-American Badger

It’s funny, but I believe the average person knows more about the honey badger (Mellivora capensis), a critter of Africa and Southwest Asia than they do about the American badger in our region. Social media

Nature Smart: How do turtles survive winter?

Imagine that your body is 10 times the size of your limbs.
Each of your four legs are short, thick, round, and tipped with long, narrow claws. Your spine is fused to the hard, domed-shaped

Nature Smart: The art of burying nuts

A local TV news station recently asked me during an interview how squirrels find their buried nuts. This is an example of a super-cool thing in nature that most people don’t understand. So, let’s look

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