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Science Stories and More ——— From Elizabeth Deatrick

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.

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January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Woodpecker Disguised as… Another Woodpecker?

The Helmeted Woodpecker has a secret: it’s pretending to be a different type of woodpecker.

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

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.

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

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.

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Piping Plover Protection Pays off in New York

Adorable tiny shorebirds have returned to their ancestral nesting site.

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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.

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Elegy for America’s Oldest Bald Eagle

The oldest banded Bald Eagle in the country has died, after a long and extraordinary life.

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Turtle Troubles

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.

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Little Dinosaurs

The Franklin Park Zoo is host to a vast array of birds––many of which I photographed on a trip in late 2014.

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment
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