Nicky Featherstone

Are Fireflies Endangered?

Why Are Fireflies Going Extinct?

One of the best parts of summer is watching fireflies light up the night. But have you noticed how there seem to be fewer fireflies every summer? What is causing this? Why are fireflies going extinct? And is there anything you can do to slow this decline? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer all … Read more

Are Dragonflies Dangerous to People?

Are Dragonflies Dangerous To Humans?

Dragonflies. You see them buzzing around all summer throughout most of the world; maybe you’ve even seen them hunting other insects. They can look pretty intimidating, so this may have caused you to wonder: are dragonflies dangerous to humans? Do they behave aggressively toward people? Do they bite or sting? Keep reading as we explore … Read more

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5 Snakes That Look Like Cottonmouths

If you live near wetland or swampy areas of the southeastern U.S., you are probably familiar with cottonmouths. These snakes are excellent swimmers, but they are also highly venomous. Worst of all, there are plenty of other snakes that hang out near the water that are perfectly harmless, and many of these are easy to … Read more

What is a Komodo Dragon?

Komodo Dragon Vs Crocodile: Side By Side

You’ve probably heard of the Komodo dragon, and undoubtedly you’re familiar with crocodiles. These are two of the largest and most powerful types of reptiles in the world. So, what would happen if they went up against each other in a fight? Keep reading as we compare and contrast the Komodo Dragon vs. the crocodile. … Read more

Do Wood Turtles Hibernate?

Does The Wood Turtle Hibernate?

Have you ever wondered where turtles go in the winter? Maybe you’ve observed the wood turtles hanging out in wooded areas near your home. Their disappearance during colder weather may have caused you to wonder: does the wood turtle hibernate? If so, why? When? And how does it hibernate? Keep reading as we explore the … Read more

types of bolete mushroom

Types Of Bolete Mushroom {Explained!}

There are many types of bolete mushroom. Some are edible, while others are not. If you want to learn more about the different genera, keep reading! We’ll discuss the identifying characteristics of the most common boletes, as well as which ones are edible and inedible. Types of Bolete Mushrooms There are many hundreds of species … Read more

Is Western Hemlock a Hardwood or Softwood?

What is Western Hemlock Wood Used For?

The Pacific northwest is known for its lush evergreen forests. One of the most prevalent evergreens found in this region is the western hemlock. These trees were historically used for many different things, but did you know they still have various uses in today’s world? In this article, we’ll answer the question, “What is western … Read more

where do gorillas sleep

Where Do Gorillas Sleep?

Most people are familiar with the large, black, hairy apes known as gorillas, but perhaps you’re wanting to learn more. You may be wondering about things such as their sleeping patterns and average lifespans. Where do gorillas sleep, exactly, and how long do they sleep each night? How long do they usually live, both in … Read more

What Are Wild Boars?

How Big Can Wild Boars Get?

Wild boars are a familiar sight in many parts of the world. The tusked, brown, hairy, piglike creatures can grow quite large at times. But just how large, you ask? How big can wild boars get, and are they dangerous to humans? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more! What Are … Read more

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