Species Spotlight

  • Species Spotlight: Honey Bee

    If you have ever been stung by a honey bee, you were stung by a female--only female honey bees have stingers. Honey bees are complex insects who live in a caste system.
    By Rose Kivi May 24, 2011 

  • Top 10 Facts About the Polar Bear

    Polar bears are the largest terrestrial carnivores in the world--and they're at the center of concerns of climate-change effects in the Arctic. Learn 10 interesting facts about this highly predatory sea-bear.
    By ESH May 24, 2011 

  • An Ecological and Environmental Kingpin - The Crayfish

    Crayfish are crustaceans resembling tiny lobsters. They are colloquially called crawfish or crawdads. Most species of crayfish live in freshwater. All of them play a significant role in the environment, keeping it clean and serving as a food source for...
    By VinceSummers May 22, 2011 

  • Learn About Different Types of Butterflies

    Human beings have always been fascinated by the brightly colored and constantly fluttering butterflies. Here you can find out more about the classification of these insects and the different types of butterflies found around the world.
    By Atula Gupta May 20, 2011 

  • About Wild Cats: Types, Habitat and More

    The many types of wild cats show how well adapted these carnivores are to the pressures of their environment. Of the 37 species of wild cats, you will find specific examples of physical and behavioral differences among these animals.
    By weborglodge May 18, 2011 

  • The Starfish: Shaped Like a Star but Not a Fish

    Did you know the starfish can weigh up to 11 pounds, and it can push its stomach out of its mouth to eat prey? Get the facts on starfish and learn why these creatures are one of a kind!
    By Diana Cooper May 18, 2011 

  • The Goliath: A Tarantula of Giant Proportions

    The goliath birdeater tarantula is a fascinating creature, and one of mammoth size for its kind. But are they harmless? Their sounds and intimidating characteristics may be misleading. Find out why.
    By Diana Cooper May 16, 2011 

  • Learn About the Timber Wolf: Nature's Wild Dog

    Did you know when a wolf howls, it is not howling at the moon? Learn why they howl and other interesting facts about the timber wolf, including information on their behavior, diet, lifespan, and reproductive cycle.
    By Diana Cooper May 13, 2011 

  • Fun and Interesting Facts About the Beaver

    Learn about this large rodent, an amazing animal that has remarkable architectural skills. Interesting facts about beavers include how strong their homes are that they build, what they eat and how many babies they have.
    By Diana Cooper May 6, 2011 

  • Earthworms: Just Plain Weird or Truly Beneficial?

    Everyone has met an earthworm at some point in their life. Whether you think they’re neat or gross, earthworms are little creatures that play a big role in the ecosystem. Learn about interesting earthworm facts such why they come out of the ground...
    By Jarod Saucedo May 2, 2011 
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