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The Carnivorous Plants of the Carolinas

In the coastal plains of the Carolinas in the eastern United States, a Lost World lies hidden away from the eyes of the average naturalist. Here, you will find several … Continue reading The Carnivorous Plants of the Carolinas

I Shoot Animals for Fun, but I Don’t Use a Gun…

Dear readers, If you have not heard yet, an American dentist named Walter Palmer shot and killed a beloved male lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. Not only did he kill … Continue reading I Shoot Animals for Fun, but I Don’t Use a Gun…

Shark Week Sucks, but Will SharkFest Take Its Place?

Once again, the “most wonderful time of year” is upon us. Shark Week. Our favorite toothy elasmobranchs are back prowling our TVs. But, as a shark enthusiast, I am not … Continue reading Shark Week Sucks, but Will SharkFest Take Its Place?

Yes, It’s Happening; Study Confirms the Sixth Mass Extinction is Underway

In my previous article, I discussed the sixth mass extinction (also known as the Holocene Extinction) and its major causes. The concept of a sixth mass extinction is nothing new, but … Continue reading Yes, It’s Happening; Study Confirms the Sixth Mass Extinction is Underway

The Sixth Mass Extinction: Why Species are Disappearing 1000x Faster

Right now, life on our beautiful planet seems normal and calm. The trees are green and blossoming. The birds are flocking on branches and power lines. The fish are jumping … Continue reading The Sixth Mass Extinction: Why Species are Disappearing 1000x Faster

Amazing Pictures of Camouflaged Animals

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

What is the Difference Between a Centipede and a Millipede?

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?

The Magnificent Artwork of John James Audubon

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