Black-capped Chickadee

This week’s featured bird is the black-capped chickadee, Poecile atricapillus. With its inquisitive and confiding personality, this chickadee is one of North America’s best-known and best-...

Southern Cassowary

For this week’s featured bird, we’ll travel to the lush rainforests of tropical Australia. Stocky and shaggy, the southern cassowary is Australia’s second largest native bird, after the ...

Klipspringer

My first “mammal of the month” is the klipspringer, a small, sturdy antelope that inhabits rocky terrain with sparse vegetation in eastern and southern Africa.1 Its scientific name is Oreo...

Hiking in Canada: Cape Split, Nova Scotia

Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve is a 447-hectare protected area near Scots Bay in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. This volcanic basalt headland is the oceanward tip of Nova Scotia’s Nor...