I haven’t published anything on here in a couple weeks, but I am currently working on a rather long and detailed article for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, I … Continue reading Genesis: A Sestina Poem About the Creation of the Earth and the Evolution of Life
Many animals use camouflage to hide from predators or ambush prey. This is basic, elementary life science. But there is more to camouflage than the revelations of a grade-school textbook. … Continue reading Amazing Pictures of Camouflaged Animals
2021 Edit: Narceus americanus is not the largest millipede in North America, but it is among the largest on the continent. I love bugs, but I am afraid I haven’t … Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Centipede and a Millipede?
Since the Bronze Age, humans have hunted a legendary, horse-like beast. Feared by men and adored by women, it prances around the world’s forests and has no concept of personal … Continue reading How (and Where) to Find Unicorns
2021 Edit: The print Oiseaux of the two ibises below is not by Alexander Wilson. The glossy ibis on the left is by Pierre-Joseph Redoute. The white one on the … Continue reading The Magnificent Artwork of John James Audubon
Thanks to the popular Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo, clownfish are among the world’s most popular fish. Scuba divers hope to encounter them, and aquarists hope to own them. But what’s … Continue reading 8 Cool Clownfish Facts
In my travels, I’ve encountered many strange critters. But, in September 2013, about a month after my Mudskipper blog post (my last blog post for well over a year), I encountered a … Continue reading Walking with Dinosaurs: The Cassowaries of Etty Bay
my-top-20-wildlife-photos-so-far Here’s a list of my top 20 photos (so far). I have hundreds of high quality photos, but these are my best, which I have chosen based on uniqueness … Continue reading My Top 20 Wildlife Photos (So Far)
Looking more like stars of a 1980s punk band, cockatoos are loud, wacky parrots. If you don’t own one yourself, you’ve probably seen one in a pet store or dancing … Continue reading The Loud, Smart, and Beautiful Cockatoos of Australia
Have you ever watched fish swimming around in an aquarium and wondered if they needed sleep? Surely, they have to rest sometimes, right? Well, yes, they do, but it’s not … Continue reading Do Fish Sleep?
Hello, world! I have returned! Actually, I never went anywhere, since I’ve still been adding photos to my website, but I haven’t done much else. I am pleased to update … Continue reading I’m Back!!!
This is a mudskipper: Adorable little gremlin, isn’t it? These odd fish are members of the goby family, but they’re different from other gobies in a variety of ways. First, … Continue reading Mudskippers: Fish That Can Walk on Land