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Senior Writer and Photographer — Mother Nature Network

Senior writer and photographer at @mothernaturenet. Tweets are (mostly) about animals and conservation. Canids are my favorite.

Why walruses need summer sea ice

mnn.com — Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch These huge marine mammals are found in the far north, typically hauled out on ice when resting between their long but shallow dives for clams and other mollusks on the sea floor. Lately, there has been so little summer ice that it is causing serious trouble for walruses.

Mercury is contaminating the Grand Canyon's fish and wildlife

mnn.com — Photo: Francesco R. Iacomino/Shutterstock Visitors to the Grand Canyon enjoy a sweeping vista of unparalleled beauty, but researchers focusing in more closely have found something far less attractive. According to a new report by U.S. Geological Survey scientists, there is a worrying amount of mercury making its way into the food web of wildlife in the Grand Canyon.

15 birds with spectacularly fancy tail feathers

mnn.com — Birds come in a breathtaking number of shapes, sizes and colors, but some really make an extra effort to stand out from the crowd. Whether it's growing specialized beaks or making record-setting flights, birds find ways to make us more amazed every day. That also includes birds that have evolved particularly striking tails.

How to view a meteor shower

mnn.com — Photo: zerojquan85/ MNN Flickr Group This gorgeous night sky photo was taken in Borrego Springs during the Perseid meteor shower. You can see a couple trails of meteors as they zoomed through the sky during the photo exposure. The Perseid meteor shower provides a beautiful show each summer, and this year peaked in mid-August.

Lace up for National Camping With Dogs Day

mnn.com — For many of us, one of the great joys in life is being outdoors - camping, hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, anything to just be in nature enjoying clean air and the sound of birdsong. And for many of us, only one thing makes these outings absolutely perfect: having our four-legged best friends right there with us.

MNN's definitive guide to dogs

mnn.com — For thousands of years, dogs have been a constant companion to humans. And yet, they still sometimes seem like a bit of a mystery. That's why we've pulled together the best of our coverage of dogs on Mother Nature Network into one huge guide.

4 fascinating facts about the puffin's clown-like beak

mnn.com — Photo: Jaymi Heimbuch 1. Puffins are famous for their colorful bills, but they only sport such vivid oranges and yellows during part of the year. As spring as breeding season starts, the puffins' beaks become brightly colored. The larger and more colorful beaks may be a sign of being more experienced and healthy, and thus a better mate.

Wolf pack discovered in California for first time after 91-year absence

mnn.com — Scientists are hailing it as an ecological breakthrough. Wolf advocates are howling with joy. And the internet is eagerly awaiting for the next trail cam photos of the male and female wolf and their five pups who have been found living within California's state lines for the first time in 91 years.

5 facts about the family life of wolves

mnn.com — Photo: balounm/Shutterstock 1. Wolves are highly social and family-oriented animals. Rather than living in a pack of unrelated wolves, a pack is usually made up of an alpha male and female, offspring from previous years who are "helper" wolves, and the current year's litter of pups.

To photograph wildlife without ever leaving the city, follow in this pro's footsteps

mnn.com — When looking at a city, we often think it is a place devoid of wilderness. In reality, a city is just a different kind of natural space, with hundreds of species of animals eeking out a living in the nooks and crannies, backyards and rooftops, parks and golf courses and cemeteries.
Aug 22, 2015

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