Spiders come in all shapes and sizes. They use some of the coolest tools to catch their food. Natures superhero, these arachnids are the inspiration for many of the most popular comic book characters.
Bighorn sheep and mountain goats inhabit some of the most rugged and forbidding landscapes. Take a look at these amazing animals. Photos by the author
Overcrowding isn't good for plants. What are some of the tools and tricks plants use to spread their seeds. Read on an find out.
Learn how to identify poisonous plants and what to do if you are exposed.
Plants are the main source of food on the planet and it's the amazing leaf that makes it all possible. Graphics created by author.
Learn some of the amazing methods plants use to produce seeds.
Anyone who has ever tripped and fallen knows that gravity works. The question is, how does it work for plants. What makes plants grow up and roots grow down? Geotropism is the answer.
Learn about the fascinating finny fish.
The definition of an exotic animal is one that has been imported from another country. Some introductions are well thought out and beneficial. Others have disastrous results. Learn about some of both.
A great help to teach kids the basics of an ecosystem
Earthworms perform an important service in our ecosystem. This hub will help you discover more about these amazing excavators in a way that your kids, or grandkids, will enjoy.
The American bison is often refered to as the symbol of the American west. Join us for a fascinating look at these reminders the wild and wooly frontier. Unless noted, all photos are by the author.
A quick look at baby birds and animals. Take some time to go over this information with your kids. Get them off the couch and out enjoying the world around us.
Learn the difference between antlers and horns. Discover how antlers and horns grow and what animals use them for. Unless otherwise noted, all photos were taken by the author.
One of the keys to great wildlife photography is getting close to your subjects without disturbing them. Learn some of the same tricks used by military snipers, bow hunters and photographers.
My passion is wildlife photography. In nearly half a century of looking for great viewing areas I've come up with a list of my favorites.
Knowing which plants are safe to eat and which can help you build a fire or shelter could make any wilderness survival situation much more pleasant.
Although you can survive for up to three days without water, having a supply of safe and drinkable water will go a long way toward maintaining your health and moral in any survival situation.
One of the excuses people give for not spending time in the outdoors is fear. With an understanding of some basic survival rules there's no reason to be afraid in the great outdoors.