By: Nancy Hayden
Apes are distinct from other primates such as monkeys for the one main reason that apes do not have tails. There are 16 species of ape alive today split into two families: hominidae (great apes) and hylobatidae (lesser apes). The great apes include humans, chimps...
The genius of Edward O. Wilson
By: Elizabeth Frain
Sociobiology is the “systematic study of the biological basis of all forms of social behaviour including sexual and parental behaviour, in all kinds of organisms, including humans”1. It stems from earlier evolutionary theories such as Darwinism. This theory has been praised by many...
By: Jerome Carter
Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) are a large gallinaceous game birds related to chickens, quails, ptarmigans, pheasants and partridges. Range:Wild turkeys are indigenous to North America as east of the Rockies. They range as far north as southern Canada and as far south as Mexico. Wild...
By: Terrence Aym
Although some pretty terrifying creatures stalk the desolate plains of the Aussie Outback, few match the horror and potential ferocity of the Yellow Crazy Ant [Photo] and Argentine ant [Photo]. These ferocious, relentless bugs are every bit as deadly and fearful as the infamous soldier...
By: Melody St. John
White Willow whose scientific name is Salix alba, is a willow species naturally found in Europe, North America and Asia. It has become commonly known as white willow due to the white shade especially visible in the undersides of the leaves. The white willow belongs...
By: Nancy Hayden
The northern harrier is scientifically known as circus cyaneus but is also known colloquially as the Marsh hawk. It is a medium-sized hawk, native to North and South America, which receives its common name from its habit of being found in marsh land areas. It...
Bird profiles: Marsh hawk
By: Trace Ramsey
The marsh hawk lives in the majority of the United States as well as parts of Europe. The proportions of its wing span and tail feathers are much larger than other American hawks. It also has a peculiar game of sorts that it likes to...
By: Andrea Theisson
The North American Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is a highly adaptable, wily game bird. They live in conditions extremely varied, from the Southwest, including Texas and the Gulf, then eastward through Florida and the Carolinas , and northward through Arkansas, Missouri and up into Pennsylvania and...
By: Nancy Hayden
The chimney swift may be an example of a species that benefits from human development. Prior to human habitation of the U.S. the species made its home in caves and tree hollows, but with the invention of the chimney the birds found a new...
By: Holly Berard
The North American native Pussy Willow is a member of the widely distributed and variegated Willow (Salix) Family. It's Latin name is Salix discolor. Most people who live in regions where Pussy Willow grows will recognize its fuzzy catkins emerging in early spring, heralding the...

 

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