Alewives are anadromous; they run up streams and rivers from the sea to spawn
Ligonee Brook is a longstanding stream that runs intermittently down through the last century and more. Dai Dayton

You need to head west to fish for trout

The peregrine falcon, bald eagle, California condor, and osprey are four examples of the success of conservation efforts and the value to all wildlife of the U.S. Endangered Species Act
A pair of bald eagles have landed and have begun working on a nest in the Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Derek Rogers

The Mid-Atlantic Council manages 12 species that include fluke (summer flounder), porgies (scup), striped bass, and tilefish, all important to Long Island fishermen

Should the weather hold for another three or four days and we get a touch of precipitation it might be just enough to start the great migration
The spadefoot toad digs itself out of the earth and begins its nonstop “crowing” in temporary ponds like the ones found in the slacks between dunes in Amagansett. Durell Godfrey

Most bats are nocturnal and have well-developed, built-in sonar systems for locating flying insects in the dark

During colder winters, fishermen in these parts could count on schools of cod pouring south off Georges Bank

PSEG thought it had carte blanche and immediately went to work

Residents of all stripes approach cautiously for fear of crocodiles in the form of home-heating bills
Dave Wagner, above, and George Lombardi, both of Springs, caught this 40-pound cobia fishing on Lombardi’s boat, Tough Tony II, off Stuart, Fla. They caught 12 cobia and released 11. George Lombardi

Karilyn Jones of SoFo led the effort to bring back the bluebirds locally beginning in 1987 using Kim Hicks’s homemade boxes
When other forage becomes scarce in winter, birds can turn to the berries that remain on shrubs despite a coating of snow and ice, such as the winterberry holly. David E. Rattray