April 22, 2020

The City Nature Challenge, Modified, Returns.

It is not the time for a global outdoor gathering of thousands of people to see who can find the most wildlife. But spring goes on (in the Northern Hemisphere), and the wildlife abides, so the fifth annual City Nature Challenge, originally envisioned as a worldwide live community science event, will go on this week too, with all those tens of thousands of amateur nature observers looking for nature closer to home and looking for a nature community online.


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February 14, 2020

Looking for Love at Año Nuevo.

Elephant seals battle each other, and also climate change.


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February 05, 2020

How California Gray whales make love.

“Between 150-300 whales come past San Diego every day, relentlessly, regardless of the weather, from young juveniles doing their first trip by themselves, to single males — sometimes even a mother with an early-born calf.”


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February 08, 2019

Bald eagles caught mating on camera in Big Bear, California.

A live webcam trained on a bald eagle nest in California's Big Bear Valley broadcast footage of two of the iconic American birds mating--or at least trying to mate--this week. It only lasted a few seconds.


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June 28, 2018

Hilltopping Behavior In Tiger Moths.

Avid collectors quickly recognized that hilltops and ridges were often associated with high abundances of butterflies and, consequently, a good place to capture them for future display.


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May 28, 2018

It’s nature’s way, caught on camera.

Before turning amorous, a male and a female bear wrestle in the backyard of Tom Stienstra’s mountain cabin, unaware that the night-vision wildlife cam is on, capturing them at play.


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May 26, 2018

It’s copperhead mating season. One of the snakes was spotted near the Mall this week.

It’s mating season for copperhead snakes, which means the snakes are traveling more than normal — and this week, the National Park Service spotted a northern copperhead near the Mall.

Officers snapped a picture of the snake wrapped around a chain-link fence Monday in East Potomac Park. Although infrequently seen at the Mall, copperheads — which are venomous, but rarely have fatal bites — are common in the Washington area, the Park Service said.


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May 11, 2018

Watch it: It's alligator mating season in Florida.

Florida's alligators are more active and territorial during mating season.


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Looking for love: 'Magical' firefly mating ritual is an unlikely NC tourist attraction..

The annual search for two elusive species of lightning bugs — blue ghost and synchronous — has become a surprisingly bright spot for tourism in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.


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May 07, 2018

Spiders prefer mating with older women – and they don't mind getting eaten afterward.

The other jaw-dropping discovery? Despite the benefits of mating with a young female – they're more fertile, they don't require a long courtship and they are less likely to eat their suitors – male spiders actually like their women a little older.


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