Biology

Endangered Virginia Big-Eared Bat Habitat Permanently Protected; Short Film Released

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 09:11

A planned highway widening project and an old wildlife mystery set the stage for this short film about discovery and survival.

Mike Lunsford: Marion Jackson 'was a gift to us, a treasure'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 13:48

Twenty years ago, I read a short essay by Marion Jackson. In it, he described how, as a boy of 13, he climbed to the top of a huge beech tree to retrieve the eggs of a red-shouldered hawk a neighbor had killed.

Mike Lunsford: Marion Jackson 'was a gift to us, a treasure'

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 14:26

Twenty years ago, I read a short essay by Marion Jackson. In it, he described how, as a boy of 13, he climbed to the top of a huge beech tree to retrieve the eggs of a red-shouldered hawk a neighbor had killed.

Our December Commencement Speaker: Star Leonard

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:13

After being approached by her advisor in the honors college abut an exciting opportunity, Star Leonard decided to apply to be this semester’s commencement speaker.

Annual festival gets public up close and personal with bats

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:56

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Things got a little batty on Saturday!

That's as many got up close and personal with the nightime creatures. 

It's part of the 12th Annual Bat Festival.

Armadillos in Indiana rare, but they're here

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:16

Dead one found at U.S. 41 and Fort Harrison on Friday.

When a Tribune-Star delivery driver told Mick Siemers he saw a dead armadillo at U.S. 41 and Fort Harrison Road on Friday, Siemers was skeptical.

Dealing With Spiders in the Summer

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:43

As temperatures go up, the crawlers come out.
"When it gets hot and dry, July, August, seems to be spider season for us," said pest control expert Justin Summers.
Spider bites can be painless when they occur, and some harmful bites won't show symptoms for a while.

Newspaper writing ... with ‘color’

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:41

Over 60 percent of college students change majors at least once. I was among the 60 percent.