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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

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
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