Plants & Animals Archive

Rare Yellow Cardinal Seen In Alabama

Charlie Stephenson of Alabaster, Alabama saw this rare bird the first time in late January of 2018 and posted on Facebook about it. Biology professor Geoffrey Hill of Auburn University said the cardinal in the photos is an adult male in the same species as the common red cardinal, but carries a genetic mutation that causes

Why Are The Bees Dying?

In the six years leading up to 2013, more than 10 million beehives were lost, often to Colony collapse disorder (CCD), nearly twice the normal rate of loss. Several possible causes for CCD have been proposed, but no single proposal has gained widespread acceptance among the scientific community. Suggested causes include: infections with Varroa and