Snakes Alive! Kasich, Bush, and the Environment
On Twitter, John Kasich attacked Jeb Bush on his 2003 fee hikes to venomous snake owners. That tweet may have been more revealing than Kasich intended.
A Tern for the Better
Writing headlines can be tricky when your subject begs for a catchy pun. I resisted the urge on this Chinese Crested Tern article… until this blog post, that is.
A Woodpecker Disguised as… Another Woodpecker?
The Helmeted Woodpecker has a secret: it’s pretending to be a different type of woodpecker.
Hope for the Honduran Emerald Hummingbird
Under 10,000 of these shimmering birds remain–adding them to the Endangered Species List may help save them.
Writing About Children: A Grown-Up’s Dilemma
It’s hard to write about children, especially when you were recently one yourself. A former Michigander tries to quell her memories to write about current young Wisconsinites.
Piping Plover Protection Pays off in New York
Adorable tiny shorebirds have returned to their ancestral nesting site.
Fireworks: Bright, Beautiful, Bad for Beach Birds?
We may love the rockets’ red glare, and bombs bursting in air… but for birds, fireworks can be deadly.
An Elegy for America’s Oldest Bald Eagle
The oldest banded Bald Eagle in the country has died, after a long and extraordinary life.
What do you do when someone hands you 1,007 smuggled turtles, and tells you to take care of them? The Detroit Zoo deals with abandoned reptiles all the time––but not usually on this scale.
The Franklin Park Zoo is host to a vast array of birds––many of which I photographed on a trip in late 2014.