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  •     The White Spotted Agrias is a beautiful (and distinctive!) species of Lepidoptera. Unlike most butterflies, their colors vary greatly between individuals. But WHAT colors they are! There are […]

    White Spotted Agrias

        The White Spotted Agrias is a beautiful (and distinctive!) species of Lepidoptera. Unlike most butterflies, their colors vary greatly between individuals. But WHAT colors they are! There are […]

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  •   The lovely Arctic Tern holds a unique distinction within the animal kingdom. It is the most highly migratory of ANY known species. They REALLY “get around!” In fact, they […]

    Arctic Tern

      The lovely Arctic Tern holds a unique distinction within the animal kingdom. It is the most highly migratory of ANY known species. They REALLY “get around!” In fact, they […]

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  •     The Scrub Morning Glory is a rare flowering plant in the (as the name implies) morning glory family. Fewer than 100 known populations of this plant remain. The […]

    Scrub Morning Glory

        The Scrub Morning Glory is a rare flowering plant in the (as the name implies) morning glory family. Fewer than 100 known populations of this plant remain. The […]

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  •   I am beyond thrilled to have participated twice in the International Antarctic Expedition, the last great wilderness on Earth, with one of the most incredible people I know – Sir […]

    My Antarctic Expedition, March 2016

      I am beyond thrilled to have participated twice in the International Antarctic Expedition, the last great wilderness on Earth, with one of the most incredible people I know – Sir […]

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  •   The Longnose Sawshark (man….does THAT name “fit!”) is an ocean species with a highly distinctive appearance. Fortunately, they pose no threat to humans. In fact, it is the other […]

    Longnose Sawshark

      The Longnose Sawshark (man….does THAT name “fit!”) is an ocean species with a highly distinctive appearance. Fortunately, they pose no threat to humans. In fact, it is the other […]

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  •     The Homestead Caldera is perhaps one of the most interesting geological features most of us have NEVER heard of! It is known locally as simply “The Crater.” Both […]

    Homestead Caldera

        The Homestead Caldera is perhaps one of the most interesting geological features most of us have NEVER heard of! It is known locally as simply “The Crater.” Both […]

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  •   Bee Fly is the collective term for a unique (and often adorable!) family of insects. The name (naturally!) derives from their resemblance to various bees. There are more than […]

    Bee Fly

      Bee Fly is the collective term for a unique (and often adorable!) family of insects. The name (naturally!) derives from their resemblance to various bees. There are more than […]

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  •   The Mandarin Duck is an extraordinarily beautiful (not to mention colorful!) species of duck. They are closely related to the wood duck of North America. This unique animal is […]

    Mandarin Duck

      The Mandarin Duck is an extraordinarily beautiful (not to mention colorful!) species of duck. They are closely related to the wood duck of North America. This unique animal is […]

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  •   The beautiful Lotus Corniculatus is a small flowering plant. It is actually (believe it or not!) a member of the pea family! But you do NOT want to eat […]

    Lotus Corniculatus

      The beautiful Lotus Corniculatus is a small flowering plant. It is actually (believe it or not!) a member of the pea family! But you do NOT want to eat […]

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  •   The Eccentric Sand Dollar is (at least among its fellow echinoids) precisely that: “eccentric!” Their behavior is very different from other related species. In regions of steadily flowing water, […]

    Eccentric Sand Dollar

      The Eccentric Sand Dollar is (at least among its fellow echinoids) precisely that: “eccentric!” Their behavior is very different from other related species. In regions of steadily flowing water, […]

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  •   Avery Island is a unique geological site, with a decidedly “spicy” story. The entire inland island is really an enormous salt dome! But wait, there’s MORE! The location has […]

    Avery Island

      Avery Island is a unique geological site, with a decidedly “spicy” story. The entire inland island is really an enormous salt dome! But wait, there’s MORE! The location has […]

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  •   The Wallaces Golden Birdwing ( now THERE is a name to live up to!) is a lovely species of Lepidoptera. Sadly, they are now listed as Endangered by the […]

    Wallaces Golden Birdwing

      The Wallaces Golden Birdwing ( now THERE is a name to live up to!) is a lovely species of Lepidoptera. Sadly, they are now listed as Endangered by the […]

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  •       The distinctive (not to mention regal!) appearance of the Crowned Eagle makes it easily recognizable. Sadly, the IUCN has listed them as Near Threatened. It is estimated […]

    Crowned Eagle

          The distinctive (not to mention regal!) appearance of the Crowned Eagle makes it easily recognizable. Sadly, the IUCN has listed them as Near Threatened. It is estimated […]

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  •     The lovely Maguire Daisy is a plant species with a unique status….for TWO separate reasons! In 1987, it was ACCIDENTALLY listed as an Endangered Species! Naturally, you wonder […]

    Maguire Daisy

        The lovely Maguire Daisy is a plant species with a unique status….for TWO separate reasons! In 1987, it was ACCIDENTALLY listed as an Endangered Species! Naturally, you wonder […]

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  •   The Bull Shark is known for its aggressive nature (appropriately named, then!). This species is responsible for the majority of shark attacks worldwide. They are one of the best- […]

    Bull Shark

      The Bull Shark is known for its aggressive nature (appropriately named, then!). This species is responsible for the majority of shark attacks worldwide. They are one of the best- […]

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  •   The mysterious (not to mention appealing) Devils Kettle Falls is an almost unknown natural wonder! Plus, it remains a mystery that STILL defies explanation! And who DOESN’T love a […]

    Devils Kettle Falls

      The mysterious (not to mention appealing) Devils Kettle Falls is an almost unknown natural wonder! Plus, it remains a mystery that STILL defies explanation! And who DOESN’T love a […]

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  •   The unassuming seeming (yet still lovely!) Brown Pelican actually has SEVERAL claims to “distinctiveness.” Apparently, ONE claim just wasn’t enough for this remarkable animal! Shall we “rattle them off?” […]

    Brown Pelican

      The unassuming seeming (yet still lovely!) Brown Pelican actually has SEVERAL claims to “distinctiveness.” Apparently, ONE claim just wasn’t enough for this remarkable animal! Shall we “rattle them off?” […]

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  •   The (adorable!) West Indian Manatee is the largest surviving member of its order. This unique ocean creature is currently listed by the IUCN as Endangered. The West Indian Manatee […]

    West Indian Manatee

      The (adorable!) West Indian Manatee is the largest surviving member of its order. This unique ocean creature is currently listed by the IUCN as Endangered. The West Indian Manatee […]

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  •   The incredible Purple Sand Beach is an astonishing sight to see! Also known as Pfeiffer Beach, this wonder of geology is situated in a hard to reach locale. The […]

    Purple Sand Beach

      The incredible Purple Sand Beach is an astonishing sight to see! Also known as Pfeiffer Beach, this wonder of geology is situated in a hard to reach locale. The […]

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  •   The rare (and beautiful!) Bhutan Glory is a species of swallowtail butterfly. This delicate Lepidoptera is currently listed as “Status Unknown” by the IUCN. This lovely insect was first […]

    Bhutan Glory

      The rare (and beautiful!) Bhutan Glory is a species of swallowtail butterfly. This delicate Lepidoptera is currently listed as “Status Unknown” by the IUCN. This lovely insect was first […]

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