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CROW Case of the Week: Common Grackle (#19-0350)


A common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) is a large, lanky blackbird about the size of a mourning dove. At this time of year, grackles are known to forage and roost with many different species of blackbirds. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Osprey (#19-0163)


The osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a large fish-hawk that can be seen along waterways or atop of stick nests on provided poles during nesting periods. They are known for their plunging dives feet first into water to grab fish. These raptors have brown backs and wings to contrast their white heads and underparts. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Virginia Opossum (#19-0114)


The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), also referred to as “possum” to many southerners, is North America’s only marsupial, an animal that has a pouch, like the Australian kangaroo or koala. It is also one of the Earth’s oldest mammals. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Florida Softshell Turtle (#19-0168)


The Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox) is a freshwater turtle that is native to the Southeastern United States. Interestingly, softshell turtles tend to be more aggressive because of their delicate shields, in contrast to their cousins with a harder, more protected carapace. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Baby Flying Squirrel (#19-0048)


A flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) should be renamed a gliding squirrel since its “flight” is more of a descending float than an ascending soar. Rather than wings, the small mammal employs a stretchy membrane that is attached from its back feet to its front feet and parachutes downward to escape from predators. more...