Culture

How Baby Kiwis in Virginia Will Help Preserve an Ancient Maori Tradition

How Baby Kiwis in Virginia Will Help Preserve an Ancient Maori Tradition

— At the Smithsonian's world-class breeding center, conservationists are working to preserve a beloved New Zealand bird and culture.
Meet the London Street Artist Who Painted Bird Murals All Over Harlem

Meet the London Street Artist Who Painted Bird Murals All Over Harlem

— The Audubon Mural Project's latest collaborator spreads conservation awareness through vibrant street art.
Get Lost in These Entrancing Photos of Exotic Museum Specimens

Get Lost in These Entrancing Photos of Exotic Museum Specimens

— For a recent project, artist Ernest Goh took inspiration from naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and the Malay Archipelago's rich faunal history.
Watch: Avalanches of Snowmen Are Headed North to Escape Climate Change

Watch: Avalanches of Snowmen Are Headed North to Escape Climate Change

— A humorous new video raises awareness of the threat a warming climate poses to species, including snowmen.
Fearless and Well-Fed, New York City's Red-Tailed Hawks Are Flourishing

Fearless and Well-Fed, New York City's Red-Tailed Hawks Are Flourishing

— A rise in resident raptors is helping some New Yorkers get a glimpse of nature, while putting others, like pet owners, on edge.
The Origins of Our Misguided Hatred for Pigeons

The Origins of Our Misguided Hatred for Pigeons

— Perhaps the problem with those “rats with wings” lies with us, not them.
How Well Do You Know Your U.S. Owls?

How Well Do You Know Your U.S. Owls?

— Take our quick quiz to see just how knowledgeable you are about one of nature's most elusive groups of birds.
Leonardo DiCaprio Seeks the Truth About Climate Change in New Documentary

Leonardo DiCaprio Seeks the Truth About Climate Change in New Documentary

— The actor sheds his tux to capture evidence of the most devastating environmental crisis in human history.
Rule #31: Dress Up Like a Bird for Halloween

Rule #31: Dress Up Like a Bird for Halloween

— Not sure which one? Here are some ideas.
At the Tower of London, a Ravenmaster for the Digital Age

At the Tower of London, a Ravenmaster for the Digital Age

— An ancient tradition gets a modern update thanks to the social media-savvy caretaker of the Tower's six resident ravens.