By: Sylvia Harrison
The Life Cycle of a Cicada There are forms of cicadas that have a life cycle of 2 to 5 years. However, the more interesting form and the one found most in North America is the species of cicada has a range of 13-17 years...
By: Matilda Willows
Penguins never fail to amuse both adults and children, but it’s often children who are truly overjoyed by seeing these flightless birds. One great way to get children interested in reading is through some excellent children’s books featuring penguins. Since penguins are such...
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...
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: 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: Bonnie Taylor - 626743
The bold and majestic wild turkey is native to North America. There are five subspecies of this native bird separated by their geographic range; the Eastern, Rio Grande, Merriam’s, Gould’s, and Osceola (Florida). The Eastern is the most common wild turkey, ranging across...

 

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