Have you noticed how some broad-leaved trees and shrubs in the north hold onto their leaves throughout the year, including those freezing winter months? How can these leaves survive such conditions?
The project is sharing in a near-million dollar grant to study Maine’s coastline and ocean. The funds were awarded by the Maine Sea Grant College Program.
What animal can jump 100 times the length of his body—without using any of his six legs? Take a walk in the snow on a sunny February day and look closely in your boot prints.
Victoria Paulick Keding, a member of the Class of 1998, is a pioneer and leader in the field of environmental education, having spearheaded a movement in southwestern Africa to help communities benefit from, and conserve their unique natural environment.
Why are blue jays aggressive to other birds? Why are black-capped chickadees sociable? Why are mourning doves laid back? Biology professor Nat Wheelwright asks why birds have different personalities.
Gulls—do NOT call them seagulls—are extraordinarily variable in the way they look. The color of an individual’s plumage, legs, and eyes reveals not only what species it is, but also its age, condition and social status.
If it weren’t for fungi, dead trees might not decompose and nutrients would be locked up, unavailable for other plants and animals to use. In this latest Nature Moments video, biology professor Nat Wheelwright explains why fungi are “the original recyclers.”
Some beech and oak trees are actually easier to identify in winter than in summer, even at 60 mph, because they hold onto their dead leaves all winter. The reason, as biology professor Nat Wheelwright explains, concerns their evolutionary history.