American Kestrels

American Kestrels are among Michigan’s most awesome, adventurous, and adaptable Avians. Here are some stupendous snippets about this swift, stealthy, and spectacular species: Name Game: The scientific moniker for American Kestrels is Falco sparverius. The genus name...

Michigan’s Amazing Animals: Eastern Screech Owls

Name Game: The scientific name of the Eastern screech owl (referred to herein as ESOs) is Megascops asio. Out of Michigan’s 10 owl species, ESOs are the only type found in the genus Megascops (their closest relatives found in the Asio genus are long-eared and...

Snowy Owls

One of Michigan’s particularly picturesque owl species features a fascinating fiesta of fun facts. Here are some terrific and tantalizing tidbits about snowy owls: The Name Game The scientific name of snowy owls is Bubo scandiaca. Bubo (no, that’s not a bubbly drink...

BLACK BEARS

One of Michigan’s most massive mammals are those unbelievably brawny, beautiful and berry-loving black bears. Hold on firmly for a few fun facts about these abundant, animated and awe-inspiring animals: Name Game: The scientific name of the American black bear is...

The Great Gray Owl

One of Michigan’s most marvelously mesmerizing bird species are those grandiose, goliath-esque Great Gray Owls (referred to, herein, as GGOs). It’s time for a tally of tantalizing tidbits about these remarkable, yet rare, rat-slaying raptors: The Name Game: The...