Becoming a N.I. (Nature Investigator) can be very satisfying when strolling through the park or backpacking through the wilderness. Opening this (N.I.) door is actually quite simple if you know the basics. Join me monthly to learn something new that will help you discover different animals, plants, and insects in your own backyard. So, grab your hiking

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Although Valentine’s Day has come and gone, I wanted to continue the love just a little bit longer. Love is something us humans cherish and long for daily, but we aren’t the only ones. Many animals find attraction and connection to mates just like us.

There are two forms of attraction and connection in the animal kingdom-polygamy and monogamy. Polygamy is the practice of having more than one mate while monogamy is having one pair of bonding between a male and female.1 Although true monogamy is actually rare in the animal kingdom some animals try their hardest. For example, the true heartthrobs and sweethearts themselves, birds. I want to acknowledge some of these romantics.

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