Mammals

Exploring Nature, January 2022

Exploring Nature, January 2022

By mid-January, the wintering eagle population peaks in Virginia.Look at snowflake designs under a microscope.Bucks are shedding their antlers.January and February are the most popular months to...

Pup

Pup

Weddell seal and pup. Photo © Dreamstime.com. A seal pup struggles to raise himself up and looks for his mother. He is only one day old, but his senses of sight and smell are keen. There are many...

Covers, January 2022

Covers, January 2022

Weddell seal pup. Photo © PilipenkoD/iStockPhoto.com. Babcock State Park, West Virginia. Photo © Judy Kennamer/Dreamstime.com.

Bold Bighorns

Bold Bighorns

Baby Bighorn Sheep was only a few days old, but already he was able to follow along beside his mother. Even when only hours old and weighing just 10 pounds (4.5 kg), he could stand and walk. Now, as...

A Glimpse of the Sea Otter’s Day

A Glimpse of the Sea Otter’s Day

Sea otter. Photo © Jean Edouard Rozey/Dreamstime.com. Otter floated on her back, basking in the warm sunlight. The sea was blue, the sky was blue, and she could see the coast of Alaska off in the...

Covers, December 2021

Covers, December 2021

Ptarmigan. Photo © Kerry Hargrove/Dreamstime.com. White-tailed deer. Photo © Justinhoffmanoutdoors/Dreamstime.com.