Contributed by Cat Chapman
Have you ever been out on a walk through nature, or even in your neighborhood, and saw what appeared to be a clump of tiny leaves, debris, or lichen… only to see it move?
Upon closer inspection of this mysteriously motile clump of detritus, you may see that it has tiny little legs underneath it. It’s alive!
Meet the trash bug!
Written by Erica Krimmel.
Article by: Nattapol Kraisitudomsook, PhD student from the Smith Lab at the University of Florida
Aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis
Being Loved To Death – A Third of Cacti at Risk of Extinction
Cow Killer Ant, Dasymutilla occidentalis
Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
Cretaceous Sea Monsters – Shining a Light on Prodigious Paleo-Calamari
Article contributed by Bruce Lieberman from the Cretaceous World TCN
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
Article and photos contributed by Natasza Fontaine
Photo courtesy of: David Keil
Article contributed by: Katelin Pearson
Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta
Photo courtesy of: John White - Virginia Herpetological Society
Image Credit: Joe Poston
European honey bee, Apis mellifera
Image Credit: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Rattails and Grenadiers (Family Macrouridae)
Images courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer
Contributed by Randy Singer
Labial view of an upper anterior tooth of C. megalodon.
Contributed by Jeanette Pirlo
Hummingbird Clearwing Hemaris thysbe
Images courtesy of Cathy Bester