A high-tech taxidermy owl with a detachable head. Photo Courtesy of Cheryl Dykstra

Field notes by Cheryl Dykstra, co-editor of Urban RaptorsMonday, May 14, 2018Cincinnati, Ohio

So happy our grad student Ania is back from...

For Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist writing about nature's faithful lovers. 

We revel in the glory of the African elephant, giant panda or Galapagos tortoise—the charismatic megafauna that gets most of attention, whether on television or at the zoo. But I think the group that deserves the award as the world’s number one animal...

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Few things in the world have as much immediate ability to shift me into a different mood, into a different and more positive outlook, than birds—seeing them, hearing them, watching their often frenetic but joyful movements and machinations. Birds, and...

Washington, DC attorneys Allison Sheedy and Daniel McInnis share their home in the city’s Chevy Chase neighborhood with their four children. They share their large yard with Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Minnie Mouse, India, and Red, their four egg-laying hens...

Photo credit: Flock/bandada by Flickr.com user Rafael Edwards

They went into the muslin bags easily as we freed them one by one from under the heavy net. Some were stunned, frozen, immobile; others struggled between the strands, exploding with powerful wings when handled. I was a tag-along, a newbie, an invited...

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Cooper's Hawk. Photo by Tom Talbott, used under...

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