By Antonio Gonalez, The Associated Press - Tue, May 21, 2013 1:06 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Always close to the front but never first at the end, Tejay van Garderen would often wear himself out wondering if he could swap the white jersey that goes to the best young rider for the yellow one that goes to the winner. Eight days through all of California’s climates erased those doubts. Van Garderen guided the BMC Racing Team with a command that suggests he could be... Read more.
By Bryan Brasher, Scripps Howard News Service - Mon, May 20, 2013 9:31 pm
For the past two weeks, a story and photo circulating on the Internet have been making people’s skin crawl all over the United States. The photo features a man’s leg with two grisly bite marks that were supposedly caused by a rattlesnake while he was turkey hunting in Alabama. The story says he likely would not have survived if he hadn’t used a special snakebite kit known as “the Extractor Bite... Read more.
By Erin Breen, Reno Gazette-Journal - Mon, May 13, 2013 3:41 pm
RENO, Nev. — Samantha Szesciorka has the gear, the clothing, the food and water, and now, a donation of 600 pounds of feed for her horse. She's finally ready. The adventure she's been planning for two and a half years is just around the corner. On May 25, she'll embark on a history-making trip across Nevada, with a family she's created at her side. Samantha, her horse Sage and a dog... Read more.
By Matt Markey, Toledo Blade - Fri, May 10, 2013 4:39 pm
Step into the throngs of birders who have descended on the area for “The Biggest Week in American Birding” festival and one thing becomes clear -- this is not your grandma’s birding crowd. Twenty or 30 years ago, birders were predominantly older, well-to-do, and highly educated. That pattern was present even in studies of the makeup of the birding population done in recent years. ‘‘Old ladies in... Read more.
By Mike Koshmrl, Jackson Hole News & Guide - Mon, May 6, 2013 3:28 pm
JACKSON HOLE — Mark Elbroch always knows what his cats are up to. When the mountain lions Elbroch and fellow researchers are tracking make a kill, the Teton Cougar Project pays a visit. At the carcasses, they leave behind a video camera activated by a motion-sensitive trigger. The high-definition feed it picks up tells a story. “I’ve been studying mountain lions for 12 years,” Elbroch said,... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, May 3, 2013 5:41 pm
SPRINGVILLE — A pair of black bear cubs who lost their mother are fattening up nicely at a wildlife rehab center in central Utah. Great Basin Wildlife Rehabilitation executive director Patti Richards says “Koda” and “Whiskey” were found in central Utah in mid-March. The two male cubs weighed just five and six pounds. The rehab center in Springville usually gets bear cubs weighing 40 pounds. They... Read more.
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Apr 30, 2013 5:45 pm
It’s dawn on a clear spring morning, and love is in the air — even if it doesn’t look like it. Several mid-size male birds are facing off with one another in an annual ritual in which they vie for female companionship with a colorful and animated display, bobbing up and down and puffing out their chests using two large air sacs that make them appear almost comically bloated. Somewhere nearby,... Read more.
By Kristin Purdy, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Tue, Apr 30, 2013 5:41 pm
It doesn’t seem like an owl belongs in a hole in the ground. Dark subterranean passages seem more suited to creepy-crawlies, skulkers and terrestrial prey animals fearful of surface and aerial threats. But an immaculate nine-inch caramel and cream-spotted burrowing owl emerged from a burrow in Box Elder County on an evening last week, defying what I think is appropriate owl behavior. The owl... Read more.
By Kelly Cannon, The Associated Press - Mon, Apr 22, 2013 11:13 am
LOGAN — Members of the Cache Valley community got a chance to interact with a high content wolf-dog Saturday at the Willow Park Zoo. Named Damu, the 16-month-old wolf-dog is 85 percent wolf and an Ambassador Wolf from the Wolf Totem Ambassadors. "We're here to promote educational awareness concerning wolves," said Kimmi Karus, a member of the Wolf Totem Ambassadors and Damu's handler. "We have... Read more.
By Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Apr 16, 2013 4:00 pm
Sandhill cranes are in Northern Utah in good numbers right now, and opportunities to see and hear the giant birds abound. One of the best places to experience sandhill cranes is the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area west of Hooper. To help you experience the birds, the Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wild About Birds Nature Center are teaming up to hold a special Sandhill Crane Day. The... Read more.