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The Smith’s Longspur May Be Nature’s Champion Lover
Are you the type that has an insatiable appetite for lusty affairs?  Do you seek the same qualities in a partner? Then you’ll probably enjoy the story of the Smith’s Longspur. This bird’s 70’s swinging style is enough to make even Hugh Hefner blush. Small like a sparrow, the Smith’s…

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How Can A Hummingbird’s Heart Be Larger Than A Whale’s?
Think those heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s chocolates are impressive? Compared to the size of a human heart perhaps. But a whale’s heart dwarfs even those samplers that require weightlifters to hoist them. Picture a heart the size of a car. That’s what a Blue Whale possesses—a heart that deserves its…

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Three Guys For Every Girl— Why Male Polar Bears Have A Tough Time Getting A Date
Valentine’s Day is coming up and love is in the Arctic air. So what’s the best place for a male Polar Bear to meet a potential mate? The experts recommend going to a prime seal-hunting spot. But finding such a spot is only the beginning of the challenge. Nature Doesn’t…

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Why Does The Cold Make Blackbirds Gather In Large Flocks?
The old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together,” is particularly true among blackbirds in winter. Though many birds band together during winter, none are as notorious for their flocking behavior as blackbirds, blackbirds, European starlings, common grackles and brown-headed cowbirds. This group of a feather often flock together…

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It’s A Cold Winter, But Spring Is Around The Corner— And This May Be The First Plant You See
Even though most of the country is shivering this week, spring is not far away and many of us may see signs of it within the next few weeks.  Hard to believe—but true!  So to get you thinking of spring, here’s a story about one of the first plants that…

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