How bees pollinate plants
By: Frances Stanford
Most people think of bees as the producers of honey and beeswax. While this is true, these insects serve another important purpose in nature – that of pollinating plants. Without bees, many plants that produce food and are used for ornamental purposes would not be...
Butterflies and their lifecycle
By: James Johnson
Butterflies, in the order Lepidoptera, are some of the most amazing and fascinating creature to young and old alike. They are small bits of bright color that brighten up the world by fluttering around from flower to flower, drifting on the wind. They have been...
The life span of African elephants
By: D. Vogt
The average lifespan of an African elephant is, put simply, about 60 years. However, to understand why this life expectancy is intriguing, one must delve a little deeper into elephant aging - which is in some ways much stranger and more disturbing than our own...
Life cycle of the big brown bat
By: D. Vogt
The big brown bat (Latin name Eptesicus fuscus) is a relatively large (hence its name) species for a bat, with a wingspan of roughly one foot. Like other bats, it is nocturnal, flies and hunts by navigating with ultrasonic bursts, and survives on a diet...
Everything you need to know about Argentine ants
By: Sylvia Harrison
Argengine ants are one of many different varieties of those pesky little insects that insist on living in our homes and yards. Originally from South American countries like Northern Argentina, Paraguay, Southern Brazil, Argentine ants are an invasive species of ant. They have been introduced...
By: Marvin Somers
Simply put, species develop camouflage because it has a survival benefit – perhaps it helps them hunt or helps them not to be hunted. This is not to suggest however that it is a conscious decision on the part of the species in question. Development...
The habitat of coyotes
By: Heather Hamel
Coyotes are one of the most adaptable animals there is. Their favourite habitat is open grassland or semi forested, near open areas, around some type of water. They love to sleep in bushy or grassy fields, where it is easy to burrow down, but hard...
How Antarctic penguins survive on the world's coldest continent
By: Chris Pine
Penguins spend their entire lives living on the world’s coldest continent and swimming in the coldest waters on the planet. How do the penguins do this without freezing? Here are a few of the methods that a penguin uses to stay warm. 1. Down...
By: Russell Waldron
A myriad of people have heard that insects actually sing. But when speaking of biology, what is a singing insect? In biology, a ‘song’ is referred to as a sound which is made by a specific animal during their breeding season. Therefore it...
Invasive species: Emerald ash borer
By: Denise Calaman
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), is a destructive beetle native to Asia that is fast becoming a pest in the United States and Canada. This invasive species has already destroyed tens of millions of trees since first being discovered in the Michigan in 2002...

 

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