Posted February 20, 2017 by Ron Callari

As much as it's been reported our world has entered the ‘sixth mass extinction,’ is it comforting to learn that scientists are experimenting with de-extinction? While the ethical issues may be of concern for some, such is the case with the scientific studies conducted by a Harvard team to create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryos in the next two years.

Posted January 4, 2017 by Ron Callari

My blogs over the years have covered the perils and forecasts of the many endangered species on this planet. In my post, “Why We Should Be Concerned About The Sixth Mass Extinction?” I reported on the current ‘extinction event’ that is happening in our lifetimes. Think about that! There have only been five periods of heightened animal extinction since the dawn of time, and the most current one is happening right under our noses.

Posted December 31, 2016 by Creature Features

Build an educational playground where kids can learn about honeybees, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

Posted November 19, 2016 by Ron Callari

Remember the dinosaurs? Probably not . . . since it’s been 65 million years since they roamed the planet. An extinction event (also known as a mass extinction or biological crisis) is a widespread and rapid decrease in the biodiversity on Earth. When it happens, it occurs at an uneven rate. Based on fossil records, the rate of extinctions on Earth is about two to five species of animals every million years. Estimates of the number of major mass extinctions in the last 540 million years indicate there has been as many as five since the dawn of time.

Posted November 8, 2016 by John P. Barker

Now that election day is upon us here in the United States, I had to wonder if we humans are the only species that votes.  It turns out that we aren't...

Posted September 26, 2016 by Rebecca West

Always wanted to make your place more inviting to wildlife? Check out our tips for transforming your place into a naturific spot no matter where you live.

Posted July 30, 2016 by Rebecca West

Birds are far cleverer than we previously gave them credit for. While advanced civilizations started using them thousands of years ago for sending messages, it wasn't until relatively recently that we've come to understand just how smart they are. In southeast Africa the locals could tell you stories about "honeyguides" you wouldn't believe. Read about it here.

Posted July 10, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

Hurray! It's Don't Step on a Bee Day! The best way to celebrate? DON'T STEP ON A BEE!