Do videos show ivory-billed woodpecker, or is it extinct?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government has been asked to consider at least two videos made in recent years as evidence that ivory-billed woodpeckers may still exist. The US Fish and Wildlife Service said in 2021 that it planned to declare 23 species extinct, Including North America’s largest woodpecker — also dubbed the Lord … Read more

What’s a garden without birds? Create so they thrive

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning … Read more

Rescued Oklahoma tigers get care in California and new home

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two neglected tigers rescued from a long-shuttered roadside tourist attraction in Oklahoma are beginning new lives more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away at California’s Oakland Zoo after receiving much-needed medical treatment. The female tigers, now named Lola and Mia, were rescued in June from an Oklahoma attraction that was closed … Read more

7 things to know in Austin food: Easy Tiger twists up new pretzel bar

Editor’s note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of Austin’s restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our regular roundup of essential food news. openings Don’t get it twisted — or do — at the new EasyTiger location at Domain Northside. The new spot is … Read more

Vendors For Dogs Today At Rochester’s Thursdays Downtown

When’s the last time you took your dog shopping? No, not to watch YOU shopping, but to shop with you? Never? Well, today’s the perfect day to start with these cool vendors that have gone to the dogs at Thursday’s Downtown in Rochester, Minnesota. Everyone’s Excited About Tonight’s Thursday’s Downtown Music Tonight, nationally known Yam … Read more

Wisconsin’s Famous Pinkie the Elephant

Next time you’re in Madison, Wisconsin, take a 25-minute drive north to DeForest, WI to see the world’s largest pink elephant, Pinkie! Pinkie the Giant Pink Elephant? Lets Go Road Tripping Screen Shot, video in story.Let’s Go Road Tripping Screen Shot, video in the story. How do you find this stuff, James? I’m a long-time … Read more

How a controversial farming practice led to 1,700 dead fish

article A flathead catfish, estimated 38-49 inches long, found dead in Little River Creek in Wilkes County. It’s one of 1696 fish killed in connection to a controversial way to dispose of poultry and other food industry byproducts. (photo by Georgia Environm WASHINGTON, Ga. – Hundreds of dead fish turned up in a river near … Read more

Ukrainian risks her life to rescue wild animals from war

CHUBYNSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Natalia Popova has found a new purpose in life: Rescuing wild animals and pets from the devastation wrought by the war in Ukraine. “They are my life,” says the 50-year-old, shaking a light-furred lioness like a kitten. From inside an enclosure, the animal rejoices at her attention, lying on her back … Read more

What’s a garden without birds? Create so they thrive | Lifestyles

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning … Read more