A muskrat swims in a creek

Rob Kanter

June 12, 2014 - Environmental Almanac

Appreciating Muskrats

What might a muskrat be doing in an urban park, just blocks from the center of town? Muskrats occupy a wide variety of aquatic and wetland habitats, including slow moving creeks near cities and towns.


Softshell, Painted Turtle and Red-Eared Sliders sit on rocks at the shore of a pond

Rob Kanter

June 05, 2014 - Environmental Almanac

Appreciating Everyday Wildlife

Summer means traveling and the opportunity to see wildlife in other places, but looking around one's own hometown can yield a surprising diversity of animals



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