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July, 2015
Vol 15, No. 13

Watch Live As Grizzlies Catch Salmon
Watch Live As Grizzlies Catch Salmon

Salmon are running in Alaska and Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park may be the best place to watch local bears gorge themselves on fresh caught salmon.

Explore.org has a number of webcams on the scene and you can almost always observe a bear or two (or three or four!) in action.



Summer Nights Are Perfect For Stargazing
Summer Nights Are Perfect For Stargazing

Can you find the Big Dipper?  The Little Dipper?  How about Cygnus the Swan or Ursa Major the Great Bear? 

The clear nights of summer are perfect for stargazing. 

Our Sky Guide can get you started….



Follow eNature on Twitter
Follow eNature on Twitter

Join the flock who’s following eNature on Twitter and get the latest fun facts and interesting stories about wildlife.

You’ll learn something every day from our “creature of the day” tweet. And we’ll send you other fun and interesting stories to enjoy.

It’s easy. Click here to get started!



Make Your Yard A Wildlife Oasis
Make Your Yard A Wildlife Oasis

Bring your yard or garden to life this year by planting the shrubs, flowers and trees that wildlife find irresistible.

Take our Garden Wildlife Quiz to learn what plants attract the most birds, butterflies and other critters.


Why Do Fireflies Flash After Dark?

For many people, summer doesn’t really begin until the first fireflies arrive in their backyards. 

This insect’s remarkable green and yellow flashing lights have a hypnotic effect on people. Children (and the young-at-heart) are especially drawn to fireflies. 

But that same glow often leads male fireflies to a particularly grisly end. 

Click here to get the whole story of lust, life and death.

 

Why Do Fireflies Flash After Dark?
The Pyralis Firefly, also know at the lightning bug, is a common summer sight in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains

Alligator Versus Crocodile:  How To Tell The Difference
The American Alligator has rebounded strongly from earlier hunting pressure and is found throughout the Deep South.
Alligator Versus Crocodile:  How To Tell The Difference

Both the American Alligator and American Crocodile have make remarkable comebacks over the past few decades. 

There are now over two thousand crocodiles and hundreds of thousands of alligators in the southern US, which has led to increasing numbers of encounters with these large reptiles.

So how do you tell them apart?

 

 


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What Happens After Birds Leave The Nest?

Now’s the time when young birds fledge and leave their nests.

But what happens next?  Do their parents help them learn to survive or are they on their own?

Click here to get the whole story…..

What Happens After Birds Leave The Nest?
Young Black-chinned Hummingbirds are left by their parents to learn on their own how to survive as adults, including the long migration south.

How To Avoid And Treat Poison Ivy and Poison Oak
Shown here in its red phase, Western Poison Oak is found throughout most of the Pacific Coast states and as far east as Arizona.
How To Avoid And Treat Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

Over 80% of Americans are allergic to Poison Ivy and Oak.

Knowing how to avoid them is a good skill—but you need to know what to do if the worst happens.

Read on for the whole itchy tale….


Just Add Water To Make Your Yard Irresistible To Birds

Many birds that don’t eat seeds or plant nectar need a source of water. So adding a water feature to your yard is a great way to attract birds from their natural cover for close-up viewing.

Water will attract the insect and worm-eating birds that would not otherwise be drawn to your yard, as well as other birds who just want to bathe or drink.

Read on to get the whole story…

Just Add Water To Make Your Yard Irresistible To Birds
The stunning Cedar Waxwing is attracted to water sources such as birdbaths.

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