Did you notice this weekend's snow was especially glittery? Scientists call it 'snow sparkle,' an effect caused by sunlight reflecting off ice crystals in the snow.
The sound of a coyote howling in the night is enough to stop people in their tracks, but have you ever stopped to think about what they are saying?
Ever shiver at the sight of birds on the ice in the dead of winter? No need to worry. Geese and other waterfowl are built to withstand these harsh conditions.
Bees sting for a simple reason: to defend themselves from danger.
Birds don't hatch knowing how to fly. Much like babies learning to walk, learning to fly is a process for baby birds, one that often involves a lot of trial and error.
If you’ve thought to yourself 'Do birds have ears?,' well the answer to that question is both yes and no.
If you've ever spent a long day in the sun with no sunscreen, you've probably paid the price in the form of a bad sunburn. But are animals at risk for painful sunburns too?
So why do mosquito bites itch? It's an allergic reaction caused by the mosquitoes' saliva.
Each night as darkness falls, we begin to wind down our day, eventually settling in for sleep. For many animals, however, these same cues that signal the end of our day mean it’s time to start theirs.
Squirrels and other rodents are incapable of vomiting. Why they can't is related to their anatomy and physiology.
Have you ever ridden a bike through a swarm of gnats and gotten a mouth full of bugs? There's a good reason why they congregate like that.
Deer can't escape the cold during a long, harsh winter, so how do they survive? They rely on a combination of adaptations and behavioral changes to make it through the cold winter months.
Can a bird survive with a broken beak? It often depends on where the injury is and how severe it is, as well as whether the bird can still eat.
What happens to animals during a prescribed burn? Most are able to safely escape the flames. In fact, these burns are designed specifically to minimize injury and death to animals and, as a result, create healthier habitats for them.
While it’s a common misconception that owls can turn their heads 360 degrees, they still can perform some pretty dramatic feats when it comes to checking out their environment
Many birds travel hundreds if not thousands of miles twice each year during their migration with no map to guide them. How do they know what route to take?
Hanging upside down for even a few seconds will leave anyone feeling dizzy and a little lightheaded, so how do bats do it?
With a new addition to the Blanding's turtle exhibit at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, the current crop of ambassador turtles will be getting a little help in educating the public on the plight of this state-endangered species.