Looking southward from its last remaining Texas habitat, the endangered ocelot faces a deadly gauntlet if it is to cross the Rio Grande and reach its ancestral tribe mates. Decimated by inbreeding, the spotted wildcat’s future depends very much on mingling with its Mexican cousins.
We’re coming up on the time where North Atlantic Right Whales visit Cape Cod Bay. They were here last year in early April, or at least that’s when one of us ran out and wrote about it.
he decline of the eastern indigo snake mirrors the loss of mature long-leaf and pine forests in the South of the US. In recent decades, agricultural and residential development have deforested millions of acres. Surviving stands of forest have also been degraded by suppression of fire or by logging. Large chunks of forest have been logged and replanted with fast-growing pines that can be grown and quickly harvested. These “quick” forests do not support the eastern indigo snake.