Tadpoles: The Frogs of Tomorrow

Tadpoles: The Frogs of Tomorrow

When I was a toddler, I would eat, sleep, and breathe dinosaurs; I wanted to see them in person.  They were extremely friendly and they all seemed to live in harmony with each other.   Soon after, I was exposed to a crashing reality: Jurassic Park.  After that,...

Return of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Here in the Mississippi River region, Ruby-throated hummingbirds bring great joy to birdwatchers and nature lovers after a long winter’s absence.     Upon returning to their North American breeding grounds from the south, many hummingbirds often make the...
Field Notes: The Spawn

Field Notes: The Spawn

The month of March brings the snow melt and the warm rains to the Mississippi River Watershed.  The melt from the Rockies in Wyoming feed the Bighorn and Tongue Rivers, while entering the Yellowstone River in Montana. The Grand and Cheyenne Rivers in South Dakota, the...