Before Arkansas was known as “The Natural State,” it was informally referred to as “The Bear State” because we had so many black bears (Ursus americanus).
While science hasn’t yet proven that reindeer can fly, they can do some other really cool stuff.
When holiday goodies overflow our tables, it’s hard to see all the empty plates in our communities.
There are plenty of ways to make a difference locally and abroad through holiday giving, whether your gift of choice is time, something homemade, a donation, or a responsibly produced item.
Outside of football, there are certain hogs we don’t want to call.
Often, it’s gratitude that motivates us to make ripples (or make a difference) in the world. Sometimes this is expressed as a “pay it forward” concept: being grateful for someone’s help and offering assistance to another as repayment.
If your dogs or cats live outside, tend to wander, or are feral cats, the best way to continue loving and feeding them without contributing to ecosystem imbalance, euthanasia of offspring, and increased rabies and other diseases transmissible to and from wildlife and humans is to have pets spayed or neutered and vaccinated.
Outdoor sports like hunting can be an important part of conservation, although arguing that hunting is necessary to reduce out-of-control animal populations is a bit misleading.
The American Pika and their cute, rounded shape and electrifying personalities are not altogether unlike the famous Pikachu from the popular Pokémon games and television series.
It’s often said that we fear what we do not understand. Learning about some of our fanged friends and native neighbors can help assuage our fears when confronted with one.