Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Nature

August 20, 2017
The red-tailed hawk is a bird of open country. It is a “sit-and-wait” predator, set to pounce on passing prey, mostly ground lovers such as small mammals, snakes, grassland birds and even insects. Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: To ID hawks, eliminate the red-tail
August 20, 2017 - 6:00am
August 17, 2017
The U.S. Botanic Garden expects three corpse flowers to bloom this week. Photo by Adrian Higgins for The Washington Post.play button
Something stinky is happening in Washington, and it has nothing to do with politics
August 17, 2017 - 9:05am
August 13, 2017
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Hummingbirds appear in the garden
August 13, 2017 - 7:15am
July 14, 2017
A leopard cub nurses from a lioness known as Nosikitok in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Courtesy of Panthera.
Awww. A wild lioness is photographed nursing a baby leopard.
July 14, 2017 - 8:53am
July 2, 2017
Always in season/ Mike Jacobs: Wrens work their way into folklore
July 2, 2017 - 7:57am
June 25, 2017
Always in Season: Barn swallows are a love-hate species
June 25, 2017 - 4:55pm
June 22, 2017
A grizzly bear roams through the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, U.S. on May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo
Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose Endangered Species protection
June 22, 2017 - 9:24pm
June 4, 2017
Lake of the Woods School Phenology Club members collect aquatic insects to study May 25 in the pond that's part of the school forest adjacent to the school. (Submitted photo)
School forests provide outdoor learning opportunities
June 4, 2017 - 7:16am
May 28, 2017
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
Always in Season: The sora surprises again and again
May 28, 2017 - 3:31pm
May 21, 2017
Always in Season: Rose-breasted grosbeaks are doubly well named
May 21, 2017 - 4:41pm
May 17, 2017
Deer caught looking for deals at Minnesota Wal-Mart
May 17, 2017 - 8:12am
May 7, 2017
Always in Season: Snipe call attention to themselves
May 7, 2017 - 3:21pm
April 30, 2017
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Mike Jacobs: Hermit thrushes 'fall' into Grand Forks
April 30, 2017 - 6:42am
April 16, 2017
Always in Season: The killdeer is a familiar trickster
April 16, 2017 - 3:04pm
April 15, 2017
A Matabele ant is seen carrying an injured mate back to the nest after a raid in this July 26, 2013 handout photo provided Apri. 12, 2017.  Scientists say a sub-Saharan ant species engages in surprising rescue behavior, retrieving injured comrades after battles with termites.  Courtesy Erik Frank/Hanout via REUTERS
Ants march into battle and rescue their wounded comrades
April 15, 2017 - 7:00am