By: Stacie Bradshaw
The native habitat of barred owls is vast; these hardy birds range from southeastern Alaska south to Honduras and El Salvador. Non-descript in appearance, both males and females share a buff-white upper body with dark brown barring and vertical streaking of the lower breasts and...
By: Clare Hughes
When you mention jellyfish, most people conjure up the image of a round, transparent or opaque sea creature with a large number of tentacles, but this isn’t always true; jellyfish come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colours. Jelly fish are one...
By: Stephen Cook
When someone says the word “jellyfish”, chances are that you think of a floating pink, electric blob with lots of dangling “tentacles”. Well, there are far more than just one generic kind of jellyfish. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. In...
By: Sharmal Kelambi
Seashores (or the Hippocampus sp.) are a unique set of creatures in the animal kingdom. Though they look quite strange in comparison to a normal fish, they are in fact fish, who swim rather vertically than horizontally. There are about 32 different species of...
The structure of a fire ant nest
By: Kevin W Byrom
Fire ant nests may be distinguished by a unique mound-shaped structure which is oblong in shape. No visible entrance or exit may be seen on the top of the mound, but when viewed closely, ants may be seen entering and exiting the mound from openings...
By: Jessica Williford MSHS, CEHT
Bioluminescent fungi also named “foxfire” fungi due to the glowing qualities that occur in the dark or from certain light sources due to the chemical reaction occurring within the fungus. This fungus has a long history in the United states mentioned in novels such...
An overview of bioluminescent fungi
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
The term bioluminescence refers to any source of light generated by living organisms. For the purposes of this article, the light in question is the visible spectrum, or wavelengths from 400 to 800 nm. Most people are familiar with animal species capable of generating light...
The structure of a fire ant nest
By: Mitchell Sibley
The structure of a fire ant nest The structure of a fire ant nest is unique. While comparable to other ant nests, it stands out from the rest. Fire ants are attracted naturally to warm, damp places. They nest depending on this variable only. They...
By: Elizabeth M Young
An invasive species is one that is not native to the area that it comes into. With few or no natural predators, the invasive species can grow or increase in population until it wipes out the native competitors and takes over as the dominant plant...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Ponderosa Pine is also called Western Yellow Pine, Bull Pine or Blackjack Pine and it is native to North America. This tree has a very unique bark, the color is orange ith black lining. The bark has a very sweet scent that is similar...

 

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