From Simi Valley, California, December 2011's totally eclipsed Moon hung just a few degrees above the western horizon.

Watch The Moon Disappear Before Your Eyes—Don’t Miss This Friday’s Lunar Eclipse!

There's a penumbral lunar eclipse happening across all of North America the night of Friday, February 10th.
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John James Audubon named the Smith's Longspur after his friend Gideon B. Smith

Think You Know The Ways Of Love? The Smith’s Longspur Puts Any Don Juan To Shame!

What sets the Smith's Longspur apart is its astonishing libido. Small like a sparrow, the Smith's Longspur spends its summers in Alaska and Canada and its winters in the Midwest and the South, congregating in open fields.
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Northern River Otter

Valentine’s Day: It’s Not Just For Us Humans—There’s A Lot Of Love Happening In The Wild Too!

Some folks love it, others dread it. But no matter what your feelings about Valentine's Day, there's no avoiding it. And it's not just humans-- animals in the wild are succumbing to Cupid's arrows as well.
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Black-capped chickadees are well equipped to survive winter's worst.

These Birds Laugh At The Cold—Chickadees Use All Kinds Of Tricks To Keep Warm

Though any bird that survives winter in the North amazes those of us that depend on furnaces and warm blankets, the black-capped chickadee may be the most incredible of all winter survivors.
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Groundhog eating

How Accurate Is The Groundhog Day’s Forecast Of Spring’s Arrival?

February brings Groundhog Day and the furry, kind-of-cute groundhog is in the news. Groundhogs clearly aren't related to pigs or hogs-- so what exactly are they? The groundhog (also known as a woodchuck or Eastern Marmot) is actually a large ground-dwelling rodent and is part of family of ground squirrels known as marmots.
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