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  • This little owl has eyelashes like snowflakes 24 Oct '14, 5pm

    As this little saw-whet owl sleeps, it reveals the delicate little feathers that cover its eyelids. While we've talked at length about how amazing owl eyes are in terms of vision , we hadn't before thought to check out the outside! So beautiful and sweet.

  • You learn something new everyday! - How pygmy seahorses hide in plain sight

    How pygmy seahorses hide in plain sight 24 Oct '14, 6pm

    Which comes first: the home or the color of the seahorse? Scientists have raised this question about one of the most amazingly well camouflaged fish in the sea, the pygmy seahorse . This miniscule fish attaches to brightly colored fan corals and all but disappears from the sight of pr...

  • Autumn descends on New Mexico wildlife refuge 24 Oct '14, 12pm

    A orange-leafed cottonwood tree looms above a flock of sandhill cranes wading in the wetlands of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, N.M. * * * Catie Leary is a photo editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+ . Related content on M...

  • Talk about a happy ending! - Rescued tigers bask in new forever home

    Rescued tigers bask in new forever home 23 Oct '14, 1pm

    The 5-acre complex is unlike anything these rescued tigers have ever seen before. Instead of the tiny concrete and chain-link cage that they once called home, the new digs feature three distinct yards with wooded areas, waterfalls, elevated wooden platforms, a shallow lagoon, a 5-foot...

  • When mama bear speaks, listen very carefully 21 Oct '14, 5pm

    We typically like to provide some educational commentary with the Photo of the Day feature, but sometimes a photo makes us so happy that we just let it stand on its own. So here you go: a photo of the cutest bear cub ever, having a sweet moment with mama.

  • Puppy-sized spider surprises and scares scientist

    Puppy-sized spider surprises and scares scientist 20 Oct '14, 2pm

    When Naskrecki approached the imposing creature in the rainforest, it would rub its hind legs against its abdomen. At first, the scientist thought the behavior was "cute," he said, but then he realized the spider was sending out a cloud of hairs with microscopic barbs on them. When th...

  • 5 ways you can help pit bulls (and 1 involves extremely cute puppy photos) via @MotherNatureNet

    5 ways you can help pit bulls (and 1 involves extremely cute puppy photos) 21 Oct '14, 2pm

    At one time, pit bulls were considered to be just like any other beloved family pet. The dogs were owned by Helen Keller, Fred Astaire and several presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter. A bull terrier named Sergeant Stubby is hailed as "the most dec...

  • Musicians contemplate If Trees Could Sing 22 Oct '14, 7pm

    In addition to the Web videos, there's a real-world element to If Trees Could Sing in Nashville's Centennial Park, and a commitment to education. The included trees have been outfitted with a sign including the musician's photo and a scannable QR code linked to the video. "We have spe...

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