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  • Watch your step — we're in full skunk season

    Watch your step — we're in full skunk season
    There's an occasional feature on the Tribune website called "Backyard wildlife" in which readers take amateur photos of their local wild critters. And the rest of us nature lovers and NatGeo addicts look on in wide-eyed wonder. You've got your deer,...
  • With UIC technology, thwarting Africa's million dollar poaching

    With UIC technology, thwarting Africa's million dollar poaching
    It started with wanting to build a bar code reader to identify zebras in Africa by scanning their unique stripes from afar. More than five years later and led by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Tanya Berger-Wolf, scientists from three American...
  • Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship

     Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship
    The brackets have been filled out; the fans are psyched; the competitors are pawing at the ground. Or, in the case of the pygmy marmoset, climbing down from the trees. Will the dwarf mongoose beat the dormouse? Can the giant bushy-tailed cloud rat...
  • Experts say Florida panthers could be in Lake County

     Experts say Florida panthers could be in Lake County
    Lake County, you're not hallucinating. Things in the world of the rare and endangered Florida panther have changed in past years, and now there is a new reality about 180 or so still-existing creatures: "Panthers can turn up anywhere," said Marc...
  • Sign letter to help stop bear hunting

    Sign letter to help stop bear hunting
    In the 23 years I've lived in south Lake County, I've seen a black bear only once. It happened two years ago when my husband Ralph and I were walking down the driveway to get the mail. The bear, which was eating acorns under a large oak, ran into the...
  • Primitive fish found for first time in Chicago waterway

    Primitive fish found for first time in Chicago waterway
    State fish biologists were looking for Asian carp. What they found, last week in the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood, was something much better: a spotted gar, an ancient fish that has never before been seen in Chicago waterways, according to...
  • Newport News' Cheryl Lager excels in ultra running

    Newport News' Cheryl Lager excels in ultra running
    - Cheryl Lager has run 75 races of 26 miles or longer - She is training for a 200-mile run in Florida - She has finished six races of at least 100 miles All Cheryl Lager wanted to do was shed a few pounds. Competitive running? Please. She didn't have...
  • Oil-tainted seafood: Do reports hold water?

    The Gulf Coast has a marketing campaign out to convince people its seafood is safe. So this headline from The Associated Press this week didn't help: "Oiled crabs stoke fears spill is tainting food web.'' Is it true? Or is it oil hype? Let's research...
  • It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count

    It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count
    Even though he studies biology and lives on campus at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Nick Flanders often visits his mother's home in Newport News where he maintains bird feeders filled with sunflower, mixed and thistle seeds and suet. This weekend,...
  • Earth to Tim Flannery: Thank you

    Earth to Tim Flannery: Thank you
    The 1985 celebrity-studded charity ditty written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie had a simple title and refrain: "We Are the World." The line, it now turns out, is more than just a song lyric. It's a scientific truth. As Tim Flannery demonstrates in...
  • Hunting bears wouldn't do much good — it's a people problem

    Hunting bears wouldn't do much good — it's a people problem
    Raised in the woods so's he knew ev'ry tree Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier Grab your musket, because the time might be near when we have to go kill us some bears in Central Florida's wild frontier....