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A Nose for Wild Things

These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans. Read the full article...

A Western Showdown With Mussels

At an inspection station here on the border with Montana, a black dog in an orange vest briskly scoured the hull of a motorboat, her nose twitching as she investigated...

A Very Good Dog Hunts Very Bad Ants

Tobias is a Labrador retriever with one job: sniffing out invasive Argentine ants wherever they hide. He’s really good at it, and with his help, a fragile island ecosystem...

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