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How Can Birds Keep Singing Without Ever Pausing To Breathe?
Our birds are singing now, and for good reason: breeding season is in full swing.  While some birds sing all night, most of the activity starts at dawn and goes on all day until dusk brings some quiet.. It’s A Male Thing It’s the males, of course, providing the music…

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What’s The Most Interesting Name For A Animal Baby You’ve Heard?
It’s spring and the time for baby animals to start arriving in all types of habitats. While we all know about colts, calves and eaglets—even experienced naturalists sometimes can’t remember the names for certain species. The various and oftentimes bizarre names used to describe animal offspring are often stumpers to…

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Are Your Local Birds Singing Through The Night?  Here’s A List Of The Likely Culprits
Is something (or someone) keeping you awake these spring nights?  Waking you up before sunrise? Many questions come to eNature about night birds calling and other weird and incessant noises in the dark.  It seems that there’s a lot of activity taking place when most of us expect our birds…

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Texas Man Who Won Hunting Auction Will Be Allowed To Import Black Rhino Trophy
The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently confirmed that it will allow a Texas man to import the trophy of an endangered black rhinoceros as part of a conservation fundraiser. As recently reported in The Guardian, the agency said that if the man kills a rhino and wants to import…

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Have You Noticed A Duck Nesting In A Tree? You’ve Probably Just Seen A Wood Duck
The idea of a duck in a tree may raise some eyebrows. The idea of a duck in the backyard may raise a few more. Yet there are mallards in backyards across the continent incubating eggs right now. There are also Wood Ducks in backyards, particularly in the East, sitting…

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Is The Easter Bunny A Rabbit?  Or Acually A Hare?
Spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner.  That means the Easter Bunny is on the minds of many children. And on the minds of many adults is the age-old question….. Is the Easter Bunny a rabbit or a hare? As many of our readers know, hares and…

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Here’s Why Easter Eggs (And Most Regular Eggs Too) Are Oval-Shaped Instead Of Just Round Spheres
This is the time of year when eggs are turning up everywhere— in Easter baskets for many, not too mention in bird nests across the country too. With all these eggs around, it’s easy to take them for granted.  While we tend to not talk much about bird nests at…

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