The lead up to the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 was documented wildly — particularly when it came to our wild animals. Unfortunately, since there are large gaps of time between eclipses, the actual data collected pertaining to animal 'eclipse-related' behavior is limited and anecdotal at best.
Turn-about is fair play. There’s a correctional facility in Sydney, Australia that’s put a fresh new twist on rehabilitation. Switching the focus from prisoner to animals is a scheme developed by the John Morony Correctional Complex where inmates are responsible for the care of abandoned and/or injured creatures, both large and small.
A few months ago in Southern Australia, a woman fell down a very steep cliff on the Yorke Peninsula and was unable to walk because of a broken ankle. While she was at a loss, her pet dog, Abby, knew exactly what to do. Read this tale of sweet rescue and meet Abby, a wonder dog you won't easily forget.
Earlier this month, I published a blog titled, “Name That Species? Yes, There’s An App For That Too!” With a new app launched by iNaturalist, users can now identify flora and fauna, while you are getting up close and personal with your smartphone camera.