Category: Wildlife

Bold Bear Cub Nearly Joins Hunters in Their Treestand

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Two hunters trying to film a hunt found themselves up a tree with a black bear cub who was just as surprised as they were. When black bears vie for territory, or especially food, they can be as aggressive as they are dangerous. Luckily for these two hunting companions, they were already up in the

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Those Fiery Redheads

Beauty or beast, this woodpecker has an eye-catching appearance Aerial proficiency to swoop and snatch prey from the sky. Symmetrically arranged talons for clinging to vertical surfaces and a chiseled beak that hammers hardwood surfaces at 1,000 times the force of gravity. A long barbed tongue, three times as long as that self-sharpening dagger-like bill, …

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Wildflower Power: Promoting Pollinator Week

What you may not know about me is that I am a lover of wildflowers. Seeing, smelling, identifying and just being amid native wildflowers are on my list of my favorite outdoor pursuits in Nebraska’s landscape. And you know what? Those wildflowers are more important than ever! No, scratch that. Indirectly, those native wildflowers are vital to all life on our planet Earth! Allow …

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Cow Moose With the Munchies Finds Her Way Into Greenhouse, Digs In

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Workers at the RustyRavin Plant Ranch had to shoo a hungry cow moose away from their cash crop. The RustyRavin Plant Ranch and garden center is based in Kenai, Alaska so that will address a few questions about this video right off the bat. It’s just that even the folks in Alaska have only so

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Sandhills Trumpeters

The marsh had a lot more cattails and bulrushes than most Sandhills lakes, concealing the trumpeter swans we were after. The swans themselves were doing their best to hide by swimming in a different direction than the large and loud airboat zigzagging through the marsh. So, when we burst through a wall of vegetation, and …

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Preserving the Pine Ridge

Catastrophic wildfires have ravaged more than half of northwestern Nebraska’s pine forests. Land managers are making strides toward a more sustainable future. On this sunny day, Bryce Gerlach is visiting a timber-thinning project at Gilbert-Baker Wildlife Management Area in the northwest corner of the state. Gerlach, who is a forester funded by the National Wild …

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Saving Saltwort

Returning salt to salt marshes. The state endangered plant saltwort grows in salt marshes in Lancaster County and nowhere else in our state. Unfortunately, decline of the marshes during the past 150 years has left this species hanging on by a thread. I held little hope of saltwort surviving in Nebraska until I recently learned …

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The Eyes Have it: Armenian Photo Artist Suren Manvelyan Shares His Incredible Pictures of Animal Eyes

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Suren Manveylan

It’s time that you saw the amazing macro world of animal eyes through the lens of the ultra-talented Suren Manvelyan. Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan lists physics, classical music, anthroposophy, and philosophy among his personal interests, but as a photographer he may be unmatched in one certain specialty: macro photography of animal eyes. Luckily, he’s graciously

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