Category: Nature

Confused about what makes a deer a deer and a reindeer a reindeer? You are not the only one. Apart from being able to tell which one is Bambi and which one is Rudolph, many...
We need to face it. We are not as connected to the great outdoors as past generations have been. While they were well versed in more natural things, we are of a more urban inclination...
Do you know people who use words in comparisons but do not really know what those words mean? Who refer to a drizzle as a typhoon or a splash as a tsunami? Do you have...
Fun fact: A forest is still a forest if it is legally declared as such, even if there is not a single tree in sight. Ever wondered how a forest can be different from the...
The terms deer tick and wood tick commonly describe various subgroups of ticks. These terms are often used interchangeably, particularly depending on the location. If these terms are often interchanged, how does one tell them...
Try posting an image of a pig-like animal on social media and asking what animal it is. Although it’s highly likely that you get different responses such as pig, hog, swine or even boar, they...
Blue jays are intelligent, aggressive, noisy, and playful birds. They can mimic the call of predators or sound a warning call to alert other birds of danger within its territory. These birds are famous for...
Caimans, alligators and crocodiles are among the largest living reptiles in the world. Fierce and fearsome, they have a collective reputation for being some of the world’s most ferocious natural predators. However, while they are...
Genetically speaking, steelhead and rainbow trout both pertain to the same species. However, differences in their migration, feeding, and spawning patterns resulted in notable changes in their appearance and characteristics. This article provides the subtle...
What kind of leaf symbolizes St. Patrick’s Day? A clover? Shamrock? Both? Some people are sure it’s a clover, but others argue that it’s a shamrock. Others may say it doesn’t matter because both are...