The Mighty Bluefin Tuna

The Mighty Bluefin Tuna

In honor of World Tuna Day, I’d like to share some fascinating biological facts, as well as conservation issues surrounding one of the most endangered species of the world’s tunas; the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Bluefin Tuna Conservation Challenges There are 3...
Celebrate Tapirs!

Celebrate Tapirs!

It’s World Tapir Day! Each year on April 27th we celebrate World Tapir Day. Read on to learn all about tapirs and also watch a workshop on how to sketch and paint a tapir! Tapirs are large, primitive mammals that you’ve likely never heard of. They look a...
John James Audubon

John James Audubon

John James Audubon John James Audubon was one of the world’s most acclaimed ornithologists and bird artists, known best for his studies and illustrations of North American birds in their natural habitat. As a bird artist myself, I’ve always been fascinated...
Bat Appreciation Day

Bat Appreciation Day

Celebrate Bats on April 17th International Bat Appreciation Day occurs annually on April 17th.  April is the best time of the year to observe bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. National Bat Appreciation Day is also an excellent time to learn...
Frog Month

Frog Month

April is officially National Frog Month in the United States. It’s the time of year when many frogs emerge from hibernation and begin their nightly chorus from local creeks and ponds. In observance of National Frog Month, you can find some resources for learning more...
Wildlife Week

Wildlife Week

Celebrating National Wildlife Week National Wildlife Week is celebrated annually around the first week of April in order to highlight the special wildlife species that call the United States home. Below you’ll find a wide variety of stories, videos, and...
World Aquatic Animals Day

World Aquatic Animals Day

Celebrating Aquatic Animals! April 3rd is a day dedicated to showing appreciation for and highlighting the significance of aquatic animals. According to the Aquatic Life Institute, the occasion was launched by the Aquatic Animal Law Initiative as part of the Animal...
World Frog Day

World Frog Day

It’s World Frog Day! March 20th is the date we observe World Frog Day. When one conjures up images of frogs, it is often rainforest frogs, such as the Red­-eyed Leaf Frog which may come to mind first.  Like the Keel-billed Toucan, this frog has been seen so...
All About Lepidopterans!

All About Lepidopterans!

Discover the many differences between butterflies and moths Many folks have a hard time distinguishing between butterflies and moths.  As members of the Class Insecta, butterflies and moths share the common traits of having wings, an exoskeleton, a 3-parted segmented...

Flora and Fauna of Ukraine

Flora and Fauna of Ukraine (Updated March 3rd, 2022) As war broke out in Ukraine after the invasion by Russian forces, I wanted to do my small part in educating the world about the flora, fauna, and habitats of this beautiful country. While few species are endemic to...