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Creepy Birdwatchers?

Creepy Birdwatchers?

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

In 2016 there was a study in New Ideas in Psychology entitled On the Nature of Creepiness. An online survey of 1341 individuals asked what appearances and behaviors by others...
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Bread or Not

Bread or Not

1 month ago   |   Ornithology

Ever hear the myth about not throwing rice at weddings because the birds that eat the grains will blow up when the rice expands? That would come as a real surprise to rice...
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Home Sweet Habitat

Home Sweet Habitat

2 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

Some animals are amazing architects! Spiders weave webs, birds build nests, and beavers construct lodges and dams while also creating a habitat for many other animals. So let's...
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Kookaburra

Kookaburra

2 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

In 1938, the feature film Tarzan and the Green Goddess contained a call from the Laughing Kookaburra even though Tarzan's adventures occurred in Africa where there are no...
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Birds and Smoke

Birds and Smoke

4 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

There was a recent report of hundreds of thousands of birds found dead in New Mexico. Biologists figure it has something to do with the wildfires that are plaguing the western...
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Leaf it Be

Leaf it Be

4 monthes ago   |   Ornithology

I was sitting on my garden bench the other day and watched a small flock of Lesser Goldfinches land on my sunflower plants and peck at the leaves. What they were eating I...
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5 Ways Itch Balm Helps Senior Dogs Cope With Skin Problems

5 Ways Itch Balm Helps Senior Dogs Cope With Skin Problems

5 monthes ago   |   iHeart Dogs   |   2 articles

Senior dogs often struggle with dry, itchy skin. In addition to external agents like insects and allergens, aging skin loses moisture and elasticity, leaving it vulnerable to...
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A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

6 monthes ago   |   10,000 Birds

I often feel the need to remind my readers in this forum that I am neither a biologist nor a photographer. I am a birder, who began photographing birds as an identification...
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Flower Power!

Flower Power!

6 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

Summer in Minnesota is the perfect time to enjoy all of the beauty that nature provides us. Native Minnesota prairie flowers are on full display flowering in gardens, sides of...
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Sounds of Nature

Sounds of Nature

7 monthes ago   |   Minnesota Zoo

There is quite literally music in the air and all it takes is a moment of pause to take it all in! The sounds of nature have inspired many composers and songwriters over the...
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The “Cavy” Bunch!

The “Cavy” Bunch!

Blog Home The "Cavy" Bunch! (Scroll down for SUPER CUTE photos and video!) January 27, 2021 Maybe it's their long legs... Or their small rabbit/deer appearance... But... Read more ...

“Service Dog” To Be Euthanized After Owner Flees Scene Of Bite On Toddler

“Service Dog” To Be Euthanized After Owner Flees Scene Of Bite On Toddler

Note: iHeartDogs believes that there's no such thing as a bad breed - just negligent owners. For that reason, we have kept the name of the owner out of this post. January 9... Read more ...

Man Who “Doesn't Like Small Dogs” Falls In Love With Chihuahua Puppy

Man Who “Doesn't Like Small Dogs” Falls In Love With Chihuahua Puppy

We all have the perfect dog in mind. Some people adore active dogs so they can have a running buddy, while others prefer fluffy dogs to cuddle with. But any true dog lover... Read more ...

Fighting for Justice for the Cat Victims of the Oakland Park Shootings

Fighting for Justice for the Cat Victims of the Oakland Park Shootings

Alley Cat Allies is fighting on behalf of the cats who were shot and killed in late-night hunts by the East Bay Regional Park District in Oakland, California. We have launched... Read more ...

Ending Cat Declawing in the New Year: What You Need to Know

Ending Cat Declawing in the New Year: What You Need to Know

We're starting the new year with some news about one of our biggest priorities in humane legislation for cats. Policies against cat declawing continue to arise in the United... Read more ...

How My 2021 Birding Is Going So Far

How My 2021 Birding Is Going So Far

I took a couple of weeks “off” from chronicling my weekly outings, in order to give my thoroughly amateur recommendations on bird photography, for other thoroughly amateur... Read more ...

Abandoned Pit Bull With Frostbite Clings To Towel For Warmth

Abandoned Pit Bull With Frostbite Clings To Towel For Warmth

A jogger in Branford, Connecticut found a lonely dog on their morning run. The white Pit Bull mix was alone in a parking lot, sleeping on an old towel. No one was around and... Read more ...

Ginger

Ginger

Please put your paws up and greet Star Kit, Ginger. She is 8 years old from Llittleton, Colorado. I got Ginger as a small kitten and raised her to be the beautiful strong kitty... Read more ...

How A Sassy, Abandoned Shih-Tzu Inspired One Woman To Foster And Adopt...

How A Sassy, Abandoned Shih-Tzu Inspired One Woman To Foster And Adopt Senior Dogs

When I was in college, I began working at a busy animal hospital as a veterinary assistant. As much as I adore dogs, I didn't think it was fair to adopt one with my crazy... Read more ...

Woman's Tropical Vacation Turns Into A Lifelong Mission To Save Stray Dogs

Woman's Tropical Vacation Turns Into A Lifelong Mission To Save Stray Dogs

Tropical getaways are the best. Vacations are a time to relax in a place that feels like paradise-a place where nothing could possibly go wrong. But oftentimes, that isn't the... Read more ...