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Category: Nature & Wildlife

  • Ready To Photograph The Next Solar Eclipse?

    This isn’t an early warning; it’s a call to action! Details The beginning of the next solar eclipse to be seen in North America will first appear along the Pacific coast of Mexico south of the tip of Baja California at around 9:50 am MST (Mountain Standard Time) (or 12:50 EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings) on…

  • ‘New & Improved’ Giant Swallowtail Article

    Reader Joanne Miale provided new photographs from her experience with these butterflies to fill in some gaps in our Giant Swallowtail article. Enjoy!

  • Notes About Bird Flamboyance And Behavior

    It is clear from Why You Haven’t Seen Any Painted Buntings that the Painted Bunting’s behavior is affected by its physical characteristics. There are risks associated with flamboyance. “Somewhere along their evolutionary path, male Painted Buntings had to choose between bright colors for better sex or more obscure colors for longer life. Speaking for males…

  • Our New Cardinal Image

    Cardinals are one of the most abundant bird species in North America.  After having a number of people ask about them, Nancy finally captured a cardinal picture she was happy with. Here it is. For more information about the shot and the bird, go to our new Male Northern Cardinal page.

  • The Secret To Finding Hummingbirds In South Florida

    You can only find hummingbirds in the Americas. There are almost 360 species of hummingbirds, most of which live in the tropics. Seventeen of those species regularly visit the United States, but only fourteen breed there. Eleven species have been to Florida. Five species reach southern Florida, and only a couple of those could be…