Nature

These stories celebrate the world’s incredible natural wonders. From breathtaking landscapes to the tiniest creatures on Earth, the natural world has the power to remind us it’s still an amazing world.

Image: close up of a Venus Fly Trap

Secrets to Surviving: Lessons from Carnivorous Plants

If you think the Venus Flytrap is cool, wait until you meet some if its fellow carnivorous plant friends. From rodent toilets to bat bedrooms, these plants have found some fascinating ways to stay alive! Check out their stories to learn how we can succeed in our own lives—if only we decide to do something a little unexpected!
Image: The haunting ghost orchid

Mysterious Orchids of the Everglades: Saving a Flowering Swamp Ghost

Deep in the swamps of Florida, real ghosts float in the air with their tendrils wrapped around the trees. These mysterious flowers have been stumping biologists for centuries, but this team of scientists and photographers has braved the alligators, snakes, and endless mosquitos to solve this puzzle once and for all! Let's join them.
Image: Flying fox hanging upside down with its tongue out

Why You Should Thank Bats for Your Next Margarita!

Do you hate mosquitos but love tequila? Your new favorite animal may be a bat! These flying mammals may get a bad rap, but they are actually some of nature's most important species and are responsible for some of our favorite foods.
Image: Ben on the ground with two bear cubs playing on top of him

Raising 300 Black Bears: How One Man is Changing Conservation!

Having raised over 300 orphaned bears and reintroduced them back to the wild, Ben Kilham has entirely changed how the scientific community sees them! Here's how getting up close and personal with black bears has been a ticket to saving other animals—like pandas—all around the world. 
Image: An African Wild Dog, also known as a Painted Wolf, laying down against a tree with the sunset in the background

How Painted Wolves Are Saving a National Park!

Is fear a good thing? In a gorgeous valley of southern Mozambique, reintroducing fear has restored order and allowed their ecosystem to once again thrive after humans sent it spiraling out of check. Here's the story of Gorongosa National Park's revival—thanks to the return of the painted wolf!
Image: Strawberries in a bucket sitting in a field

Bugs Raining from the Sky?! They’re Strawberry Superheroes!

Do you like strawberries? You have a little red bug to thank for their safety! Each year, millions of crops (including strawberries) are under threat of being destroyed by spider mites. But farmers and scientists have once again teamed up with nature to solve the problem. Here's the story of persimilis—a surprising hero on the agricultural stage!
Image: view of a platypus in the water from the top

New Discovery! More Mammals Are Glowing in the Dark?

Platypus are already known to be strange creatures, but there’s a new characteristic to add to these odd-balls: they GLOW! The thing is, scientists are finding that they actually aren't the weird ones when it comes to this. It turns out, glowing in the dark is a trait far more common in mammals than we've ever thought! Ready to test what you think is possible?
Source: Beautiful bison with the grasses

The 2,000-Pound Vegetarians Slowing Climate Change

Some of our best environmental engineers when it comes to winning the race to slow climate change have turned out to be these natural (and very cute) prairie-preserving specialists! Here’s how bison are restoring a previously destroyed landscape and keeping tons of carbon out of our atmosphere along the way.

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