Should bison be reintroduced to as many areas of the Great Plains as possible, perhaps replacing cattle? Denver Zoo keeper and researcher Bryon Shipley is working with other researchers and volunteers seeking answers to how bison affect biodiversity of the Southern Great Plains in Colorado.
A raccoon tiptoeing near our campfire the other night surprised and delighted all of the volunteers gathered for a hot dog roast at Imperial National Wildlife Refuge. For years we’ve seen raccoon tracks, and occasionally we catch a glimpse of one. But, unlike other raccoons on the Refuge, this animal lingered, obviously not shy around [...]
Although our passion is reptiles, we love all animals, especially dogs. Dogs offer certain benefits that cold-blooded creatures cannot. And we recently discovered another of those advantages.
Snakes aren’t the only feared, reviled, and misunderstood animals. Wolves have their antagonists too. Recently, we visited our good friend Dr. Sue Ware in Gardiner, Montana, where she spent a week at the Heritage & Research Center examining wolf skulls.