We have all heard of opossums, and quite a few of us have seen them. But these animals are unlike any other mammal in North America. Which leads to the question, where did they come from? Why do they play ‘possum? What makes the varmints so special? Well, the answers to your questions are here. … More Opossums, What Exactly Are They?
The hard work and efforts of wolf conservation in Washington state are finally paying off. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the states wolf population grew by at least four new packs. At the end of 2015 Washington was home to 90 wolves, 18 packs, and at least 8 breeding pairs. The … More Wolves, Making a Comeback In Washington
White-nose syndrome has hit the American and Canadian bat population hard. This disease is caused by a fungus called pseudogymnoascus destructans ( it’s a mouth full ). Five of Michigan’s bat species can contract the disease, and the bats that hibernate underground are the ones at the highest risk. The Northern long eared bat is … More Cute Little White Nose? No, A Deadly Disease.
When you think of a butterfly you think of something peaceful, full of grace, vibrant and beautiful in color, the only bug you actually like… right? Wrong, butterflies have had us fooled for years. Those vibrant colors are often a warning, whether its because they’re poisonous, cannibalistic, or another type of unexpected deadly trait. If … More Are Butterflies As Innocent As They Seem?
Images of a mass beetle invasion looks like something out of a horror film. Beach-goers reacted in disgust and horror when the swarms of beetles descended onto a beach in Mar de Ajo, Argentina. No one is positively sure why the beetles have swarmed this beach;however there are a couple different theories on the matter. … More Is It The End Of The World… Or A Cure To Cancer