A Morning On The Pond

Spring on the pond; Nature is returning to the northern woods. Ice is slow to go, but the ducks and geese are well on their way to carrying on another generation. The Muskrat is glad to be out from under the ice, and the Red Fox is out searching the ponds and streams looking for sustenance...

Canada Goose Spring Nesti...

It starts before ice-out in the north—Canada Geese arrive and plan for their spring nest. The early birds get the best nesting spots, often on a beaver lodge, like this pair. The gander defends his territory impressively, driving off other hopeful pairs of geese. Forming a lifetime bond,...

Early Spring American Bea...

Early spring at the beaver lodge. Anticipating the arrival of spring, this lodge is the first indicator that I watch every year. Soon, a small opening appears in the pond near the lodge, and North America’s largest rodents cautiously emerge. An often dangerous time for them, they are...

Blizzard Whitetails

Winter can be very difficult for whitetail deer. When snow is deep, as it is this winter, food becomes harder and harder to find. Whitetails spend their days split between finding woody browse and staying warm. With deep snow making it difficult to run, predators can also become more of a...

Snowstorm Birds

There’s no doubt that winter is tough on wildlife. Some adapt, some travel or migrate to warmer climes. The ones that choose to stay often face cold temperatures and deep snow. Watching from the warmth of my home, I can’t help but feel pain for my winged friends out in the cold. If I...

Anhinga

Clumsy yet graceful, odd-looking yet beautiful–thus we describe the Anhinga. A warm-habitat water bird, sometimes called the “Water Turkey” or “Snake Bird”, these large birds hunt prey by gliding beneath the surface of the water. There they pursue small fish– weaving their...

Caterpillar Locomotion

A forward-moving wave best describes the locomotion of a crawling caterpillar. Eating-machines on their way to becoming butterflies and moths, the caterpillar’s undulations are quite unique among invertebrates; the gut of the caterpillar is capable of independent movement. First, the gut...

Summer Clouds

High in the sky–large, roiling masses of condensed air; summer cloud formations form some of the most dramatic scenes in nature. Strong updrafts lifting currents of air cause water vapor to condense and form clouds. When there is fast, powerful convection caused by atmospheric...

American Bison

Weighing in at one ton and standing over 5 feet at the shoulder, the American Bison, or more commonly known as the Buffalo, is the largest, heaviest herbivore in North America. Once numbering in the millions they were persecuted heavily in the 1800’s; their numbers dipping to around 500...

Scaled Quail Rendezvous

Sometimes you can search high and low for wildlife and rarely see it. While on a video shoot in New Mexico, however, we happened upon this group of scaled quail–literally under our noses in the parking lot. They attracted quite a crowd with their gregarious grouping and feisty...