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Science Stories and More ——— From Elizabeth Deatrick

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.

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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

Piping Plover Protection Pays off in New York

Adorable tiny shorebirds have returned to their ancestral nesting site.

July 26, 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
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