•Send us your nature photos and sightings at info@thenaturalistsnotebook.com. We'll post the best of them here or on our popular Facebook page, which has become a hub for nature lovers from around the country and world.

•The Naturalist's Notebook's two interactive nature-and-science exploratoriums are closed for the off-season. Our 2017 summer plans will be announced very soon.

•June includes World Oceans Day (June 8), World Sea Turtle Day (June 16), the Summer Solstice (June 21) and National Meteor Watch Day (June 30).

•EARTH NEWS: 4 Headlines to Click On: 1) World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Down to 30 Individuals; 2) This Prehistoric Human Ancestor Was All Mouth; 3) Officials Seize 3.1 Tons of Pangolin Scales; 4)  Feral Bunnies Are Taking Over Las Vegas

•Check our new Complete Guide to Bernd Heinrich's Books, the first piece in our Great Nature/Science Books section and the only place where you can see all of Bernd's books and read his account of how he came to write them.

•We've launched our new How to Draw section, which will grow in the year ahead. Learn how to draw a simple raven from great naturalist-writer-artist Bernd Heinrich or an evening grosbeak from ornithologist-artist Luke Seitz.



Devin Russel shared with us his beautiful shot of a bobcat that wandered by his home in Oro Valley, Arizona. "The bobcat stayed on my concrete block wall for about 15 seconds, just long enough to capture this photo," says Devin. This is just one of the many great nature photographs our more than 200,000 Facebook followers have been sharing with us from across North America and around the world. To see more, go to our Nature Photos page and follow/like us on Facebook.

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