Elizabeth Explains

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

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

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

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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