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Historic deal preserves millions of pollination corridors for monarch butterflies

A huge swath of land that wasn’t being fully utilized has been set aside for monarch butterfly habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Illinois at Chicago have signed an agreement to create habitat for…

Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know

Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing with it a wide range of wildlife. Warming weather spurs lots of animals to get back to work after winter, including many familiar insects like bees, butterflies, crickets, and ladybugs. And across…

Moths are the unsung heroes of pollination

Meet the pollinator that does its best work at night. That’s right. The modest moth. You may have been expecting something a little flashier. A firefly, perhaps. But, as Travis Longcore, a scientist at the Urban Wildlands Group, told Tom…

Wilderness&Resources

A suburb in Costa Rica gives citizenship to plants, trees, and bees

[embedded content] If you happen to be a pollinator, you might want to wing your way to sunny Costa Rica. In fact, Curridabat — a suburb of the capital, San Jose — is pulling out all the stops to make…

A suburb in Costa Rica gives citizenship to plants, trees, and bees

[embedded content] If you happen to be a pollinator, you might want to wing your way to sunny Costa Rica. In fact, Curridabat — a suburb of the capital, San Jose — is pulling out all the stops to make…

12 incredible facts about lemurs

Lemurs are easy to love. They’re cute, charismatic and oddly humanlike, which isn’t just a coincidence. Lemurs are primates like us, and while they’re not as closely related to people as chimpanzees and other apes are, they’re still family. Yet…

10 virtual tours to enjoy while social distancing

Ready to go somewhere –– anywhere –– other than the confines of your residence? While the world outside our front doors remains paused, there thankfully exist a few virtual windows into places and worlds of incredible historical and natural beauty….