Ask a Naturalist: Is it normal for a deer to have blood on its antlers?
Ever spotted a male deer with blood on their antlers and wondered what happened? If you see this during the upcoming fall do not worry as it is normal! Read today’s Ask a Naturalist to learn what causes the blood on a buck’s antlers!
Ask a Naturalist: Are Steelhead trout and Rainbow trout the same species?
Steelhead trout and Rainbow trout look very similar. It’s often wondered if they are the same species. The answer is they are! They just have different lifestyles. Learn more about these incredible fish and what makes this same species of fish different.
Ask a Naturalist: How do flowers get their color?
Flowers are well known for their brilliant vibrant beauty. They all come in different shapes sizes and colors (as well as a combination of colors). Learn how flowers get their color and what other factors contribute to their coloration.
Ask A Naturalist: Can a turtle feel something touching their shell?
Many people think a turtle’s shell is only for protection against the sharp mouth of a predator but it is much more than that! Learn more about the turtle’s incredible shell and if it has a sense of touch!
Ask a Naturalist: What do hummingbirds eat?
With their long thin needle-like beak hummingbirds are adapted to eat specific things. Find out their main sources of food and why they’re so important to the ecosystem!
Ask a Naturalist: How do snakes lay eggs?
Often times we’re asked how snakes lay eggs when there is no visible opening. Learn about the anatomy of a snake and where the eggs come from!
Ask a Naturalist: Are black widows dangerous?
Often when we think of black widows we believe their bites are deadly as rattlesnakes. Truth is while they can be dangerous fatal bites are not that common (it’s still important to seek immediate medical attention after a bite). Learn more about this spider and how to stay safe around them.
Ask a Naturalist: Why are Monarch Butterflies endangered?
Monarch butterflies are an incredible species. Learn ore about these wonderful insects their importance why they are threatened or endangered and what you can do to help them!
Ask a Naturalist: How do moles find their way around if they have poor eyesight?
Despite having poor eyesight moles are able to navigate the dark tunnels underground. Learn how they’re able to find their way with no light and how they find food!
Ask a Naturalist: Are spiders insects?
Spiders are sometimes mistaken for a type of insect. While they do have some similarities there are some major differences. Learn how spiders are not an insect in this week’s Ask a Naturalist article!