Most people are now highly aware of the enormous quantities of disintegrating plastics accumulating in lakes, rivers, and oceans all over the planet. But those unnatural materials aren’t only found in water.
American Crows and Common Ravens are widely seen all over the Southwest. Both species are in the same genus, Corvus, and both are obsidian-black in color. That can make it tough to tell them apart where their ranges overlap.
It can be a thrilling sight to see a herd of pronghorn running across wide open space. This swift, Indigenous North American animal, is colloquially known as an “antelope,” but in fact, it isn’t related to Old World antelope at all.
For a beautiful, thriving garden, it’s all about the birds and the bees — and the bats and the butterflies too. Nearly all flowers and most crop plants need animals to carry their pollen from one plant to another for fertilization.
It’s the time of year when young birds have hatched and are about to try their wings. But those newborns can be vulnerable to high winds, predators, or injury that force them from the nest before they’re fully prepared.