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  •   This unassuming (yet still “cuddly” looking) insect is the caterpillar form of the Fall Webworm. The species is better known for this stage than the adult. Though endemic to […]

    Fall Webworm

      This unassuming (yet still “cuddly” looking) insect is the caterpillar form of the Fall Webworm. The species is better known for this stage than the adult. Though endemic to […]

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  •   The Galapagos Penguin is not only adorable (and they ARE…aren’t they!), they are also quite unique. This is the ONLY penguin found north of the equator! They are a […]

    Galapagos Penguin

      The Galapagos Penguin is not only adorable (and they ARE…aren’t they!), they are also quite unique. This is the ONLY penguin found north of the equator! They are a […]

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  •   The remarkable Tahina Palm is a plant species that is both extremely unique AND extremely rare! Now THAT is a combination deserving of our attention! One lone tree was […]

    Tahina Palm

      The remarkable Tahina Palm is a plant species that is both extremely unique AND extremely rare! Now THAT is a combination deserving of our attention! One lone tree was […]

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  •   The Fin Whale (just LOOK how streamlined they are!) is the second largest known creature on earth. Imagine how they glide through the water for their size! Only the […]

    Fin Whale

      The Fin Whale (just LOOK how streamlined they are!) is the second largest known creature on earth. Imagine how they glide through the water for their size! Only the […]

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  •   Ringing Rocks is proof that our beautiful world still harbors many mysteries, both large and small! One of those “smaller” mysteries is this still unexplained conglomeration of stones. This […]

    Ringing Rocks

      Ringing Rocks is proof that our beautiful world still harbors many mysteries, both large and small! One of those “smaller” mysteries is this still unexplained conglomeration of stones. This […]

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  •   The Emperor of India Butterfly (now THERE is a regal name!) is an extremely rare species of swallowtail butterfly. Sadly, their beauty is also their curse. This stunning insect […]

    Emperor of India Butterfly

      The Emperor of India Butterfly (now THERE is a regal name!) is an extremely rare species of swallowtail butterfly. Sadly, their beauty is also their curse. This stunning insect […]

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  •   The incredibly majestic Bald Eagle is technically classified as a “sea eagle” (can’t imagine why!). They are the only sea eagles native to North America. There are also two […]

    Bald Eagle

      The incredibly majestic Bald Eagle is technically classified as a “sea eagle” (can’t imagine why!). They are the only sea eagles native to North America. There are also two […]

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  •   The Travellers Palm is a unique plant species endemic solely to the island of Madagascar. Here’s the “thing;” actually, the species is not even a true palm! The Travellers […]

    Travellers Palm

      The Travellers Palm is a unique plant species endemic solely to the island of Madagascar. Here’s the “thing;” actually, the species is not even a true palm! The Travellers […]

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  •   The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

    Giant Manta Ray

      The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

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  •   The Calhan Paint Mines is a remarkably unique location that combines astonishing geological formations and a dazzling array of naturally occurring colors. Just LOOK at those colors! The Calhan […]

    Calhan Paint Mines

      The Calhan Paint Mines is a remarkably unique location that combines astonishing geological formations and a dazzling array of naturally occurring colors. Just LOOK at those colors! The Calhan […]

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  •   The beautiful Ceylon Rose is one of the most endangered insects on earth (proof that beauty is no protection against man’s devastation of the environment). The greatest threats to […]

    Ceylon Rose

      The beautiful Ceylon Rose is one of the most endangered insects on earth (proof that beauty is no protection against man’s devastation of the environment). The greatest threats to […]

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  •   The Red Crested Tree Rat (what a name!) is one of the most mysterious creatures known to man! Since its discovery in 1898, only three have EVER been seen! […]

    Red Crested Tree Rat

      The Red Crested Tree Rat (what a name!) is one of the most mysterious creatures known to man! Since its discovery in 1898, only three have EVER been seen! […]

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  •   This is the extraordinary mushroom species known as Mycena Chlorophus (and NO; you have not been magically transported to the mythical world of Pandora!). However, Mycena Chlorophus does indeed (unlike […]

    Mycena Chlorophus

      This is the extraordinary mushroom species known as Mycena Chlorophus (and NO; you have not been magically transported to the mythical world of Pandora!). However, Mycena Chlorophus does indeed (unlike […]

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  •   Don’t let the seemingly gentle appearance of the Leopard Seal fool you. They are the second leading predator in all of Antarctica! Who’d have thought that? The Leopard Seal […]

    Leopard Seal

      Don’t let the seemingly gentle appearance of the Leopard Seal fool you. They are the second leading predator in all of Antarctica! Who’d have thought that? The Leopard Seal […]

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  •   An outing to the extraordinary Hot Water Beach would likely be the one time you actually WANT to find yourself in “hot water” while on a trip to the […]

    Hot Water Beach

      An outing to the extraordinary Hot Water Beach would likely be the one time you actually WANT to find yourself in “hot water” while on a trip to the […]

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  •   The (adorable…look at that “fuzzy” physique!) Eastern Tent Caterpillar is the caterpillar form of a lappet moth species, also known as a tent caterpillar. Despite their adorable appearance, the […]

    Eastern Tent Caterpillar

      The (adorable…look at that “fuzzy” physique!) Eastern Tent Caterpillar is the caterpillar form of a lappet moth species, also known as a tent caterpillar. Despite their adorable appearance, the […]

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  •   The African Bush Pig is a rather large and powerful (look at the size!) member of the wild pig family. That is one very intimidating looking pig….right?! The African […]

    African Bush Pig

      The African Bush Pig is a rather large and powerful (look at the size!) member of the wild pig family. That is one very intimidating looking pig….right?! The African […]

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  •   The Rosy Periwinkle (what a “colorful” name!) is a beautiful plant with the botanical version of a split personality! It is also quite rare and endangered (as so many […]

    Rosy Periwinkle

      The Rosy Periwinkle (what a “colorful” name!) is a beautiful plant with the botanical version of a split personality! It is also quite rare and endangered (as so many […]

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  •   The Atlantic Trumpetfish is one of those rare creatures that seems to be capable of (according to many humorous-minded ichthyologists) tooting its own horn! This interesting ocean creature was […]

    Atlantic Trumpetfish

      The Atlantic Trumpetfish is one of those rare creatures that seems to be capable of (according to many humorous-minded ichthyologists) tooting its own horn! This interesting ocean creature was […]

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  •   If ever a place was aptly named, it is the incredible Fantasy Canyon! This astonishing geological masterpiece is located in northeast Utah, United States. It is renowned for the […]

    Fantasy Canyon

      If ever a place was aptly named, it is the incredible Fantasy Canyon! This astonishing geological masterpiece is located in northeast Utah, United States. It is renowned for the […]

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