Learn About Flying Squirrels In The US South

If you’ve ever encountered a flying squirrel, you were lucky! Maybe you were in awe of their grace. These small creatures are unique and adorable. They’ve got large eyes, soft fur, and the ability to glide through the air. Flying squirrels are found across the United States, including the South. Let’s take a deep dive […]

What Are Hellbenders? Let’s Find Out!

Life on Earth is amazingly weird and cool. It’s countless species interacting with their surroundings. Fighting to survive and reproduce. Today, let’s take a closer look at one of the spookiest creatures out there: the Eastern Hellbender. Despite the weird name, hellbenders are rad. The hellbender is a primordial-looking salamander. It can be found throughout […]

a hellbender in a stream

Creepy-Crawlies in Your Backyard: A Halloween Guide to Arthropods & More!

Do you know what lives in your backyard? Chances are, there are all sorts of creatures lurking in the bushes and trees that you never even knew existed! Let’s explore the world of backyard biodiversity in a slightly spookier fashion. Together we’ll focus on the creepier, crawlier side of Halloween. From spiders to caterpillars, many […]

Carnivorous Plants: Biodiversity in Your Backyard

You may have heard about carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap. Let’s admit it, that alien look they have: it’s fascinating and a bit spooky! Perfect for the Halloween season, but luckily only insects need to beware! Carnivorous plants get most of their nutrients from the insects they consume. That’s why they sometimes grow in […]

carnivorous plants: roundleaf sundew

Things That Go Bump In The Night: Identifying Animal Noises At Night

What’s more fascinating in your backyard than the things you can’t see? There are so many strange animal sounds at night, whether they’re trying to attract mates, foraging for food, or even just warning off predators. These nighttime creatures range from insects and frogs to birds and mammals. They live in the soil, in the […]