Terrestrial frogs breeding in wetlands for brief periods each year often err in mate selection. With limited time to find a mate, they seize any opportunity, grabbing almost anything that moves.
Analysis on how the loss of American chestnuts impacts Timber Rattlesnakes today.
On occasion, reptiles and amphibians do roam in snowy conditions. That is often a very bad sign for the animal in question, but not always.
Reptiles are far more complex, aware, and intelligent animals than they are traditionally given credit for. In my career working with these remarkable animals, several experiences stand out that strengthened my appreciation for their complexity as observant, thinking beings.
While the 20th century saw the birth of the modern conservation movement and a handful of major success stories, less noticeable species continue to fade away in the background.
Smooth Greensnakes are masters of camouflage in their natural habitat, but their future is uncertain as they navigate a world of declining insects and habitat loss. Learn about these secretive animals, what they are up against, and what you can do to help the species and their habitat.
Male and female Wood Turtles often use the same landscapes very differently. Like many wildlife species, females primarily search for the food needed to produce young, while males focus on finding females.
Getting to the stream proved to be a challenge – dense thickets of thorny shrubs stood between me and the river, tearing at my legs every step of the way, halting my progress, and forcing me to backtrack several times.