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  • After reading the Woodsy Owl edition of Natural Inquirer, test your knowledge with a crossword puzzle.

    Crossword – Woodsy Owl

  • The scientists in this study were interested in figuring out which landscape characteristics were more abundant in the core areas…

    Fish-ing Around – Discovering the Habitat Needs of the Pacific Fisher

  • Invasive species such as spotted knapweed can have an effect on a habitat and animals in that habitat. In this…

    Invasion of the Song Snatcher! The Influence of Invasive Spotted Knapweed on Chipping Sparrow Song Diversity

  • The scientists in this study were interested in looking at how prescribed fire affects longleaf pine forests and their ability…

    Knock on Wood: Understanding the Relationship Between the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, Longleaf Pine, Fire, and Carbon

  • Trees that are dead but still standing are called snags. Even though snags are dead, they are still are important…

    Pecking Order: What Types of Post-Fire Snag Areas Do Woodpeckers Prefer?

  • Pine forests are common in the tropical Caribbean. Usually, these pine forests also have an understory of broad-leafed trees. Broad-leafed…

    Please Join Us for Dinner: Tropical Birds and Their Temporary Guests

  • Pine forests are common in the tropical Caribbean. Usually, these pine forests also have an understory of broad-leafed trees. Broad-leafed…

    Please Join Us for Dinner: Tropical Birds and Their Temporary Guests (Spanish)

  • In recent years, populations of quaking aspen have been in decline in the Western United States. Stands of aspen are…

    Quaking in their Roots: The Decline of the Quaking Aspen

  • In recent years, populations of quaking aspen have been in decline in the Western United States. Stands of aspen are…

    Quaking in their Roots: The Decline of the Quaking Aspen (Spanish)

  • Mushroom hunting is just one of the terms used to describe searching for wild mushrooms. Other terms include mushrooming, mushroom…

    Spotlight – What Is Mushroom Hunting?

  • Mushroom hunting is a specialized skill that takes years to learn. Wild mushroom species are difficult to identify, and many…

    The Morel of the Story: Comparing Scientific Research with Local Mushroom Hunters’ Knowledge of Morel Mushrooms

  • Prairies are grasslands that are often used as forage for cattle. When a wildfire burns across a prairie, the grass…

    Time Will Tell: Does Wildfire Damage the Prairie?