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  •   Question Mark Butterfly Facts   First of all, the Question Mark Butterfly remains one of the lesser known Lepidoptera in its endemic range. Yet its distinct characteristics make it […]

    Question Mark Butterfly

      Question Mark Butterfly Facts   First of all, the Question Mark Butterfly remains one of the lesser known Lepidoptera in its endemic range. Yet its distinct characteristics make it […]

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  •   The distinctive Baikal Sedge is an exceedingly rare plant. In fact, it remains extant in ONLY 14 known groupings. In addition, these are scattered globally! Wow! Imagine that! First […]

    Baikal Sedge

      The distinctive Baikal Sedge is an exceedingly rare plant. In fact, it remains extant in ONLY 14 known groupings. In addition, these are scattered globally! Wow! Imagine that! First […]

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  •   The incredibly majestic Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, is technically classified as a “sea eagle” and is the only sea eagle native to North America. There are also two known […]

    Bald Eagle

      The incredibly majestic Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, is technically classified as a “sea eagle” and is the only sea eagle native to North America. There are also two known […]

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  •   The aptly named Sweat Bee (ugh…what’s in a name?) derives its name from its tendency to be attracted to the salt that is secreted in human perspiration. So when […]

    Sweat Bee

      The aptly named Sweat Bee (ugh…what’s in a name?) derives its name from its tendency to be attracted to the salt that is secreted in human perspiration. So when […]

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  •   The Geoduck (what a name!) is not only a unique looking creature, it is actually one of the longest-lived lifeforms on earth! Who would expect that, right? This is […]

    Geoduck

      The Geoduck (what a name!) is not only a unique looking creature, it is actually one of the longest-lived lifeforms on earth! Who would expect that, right? This is […]

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  •   Despite the common name by which it is known, the Bald Faced Hornet is not a true hornet. This eusocial insect is actually a species of yellowjacket. This species […]

    Bald Faced Hornet

      Despite the common name by which it is known, the Bald Faced Hornet is not a true hornet. This eusocial insect is actually a species of yellowjacket. This species […]

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  •   The Mountain Pine Beetle is a diminutive species of bark beetle. Despite their small size, they represent a highly destructive force in their endemic range. This insect is native […]

    Mountain Pine Beetle

      The Mountain Pine Beetle is a diminutive species of bark beetle. Despite their small size, they represent a highly destructive force in their endemic range. This insect is native […]

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  •   Prince Edward Island and its associated numerous small islands and islets comprise one of the provinces of Canada. In fact, it represents the only Canadian province to possess no […]

    Prince Edward Island

      Prince Edward Island and its associated numerous small islands and islets comprise one of the provinces of Canada. In fact, it represents the only Canadian province to possess no […]

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  •     The Greenland Shark is an extremely large species of shark which is endemic to most of the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Their numbers are greatest in the […]

    Greenland Shark

        The Greenland Shark is an extremely large species of shark which is endemic to most of the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Their numbers are greatest in the […]

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  • The Snowy Owl is a large species of owl, easily recognized for its distinctive features. The eyes are commonly yellow, contrasting sharply with the black beak and white feathers. The […]

    Snowy Owl

    The Snowy Owl is a large species of owl, easily recognized for its distinctive features. The eyes are commonly yellow, contrasting sharply with the black beak and white feathers. The […]

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  • The Black Darter or Black Meadowhawk is an insect living in northern Europe, Asia, and North America. At about 1.2 in. (30 mm) in length, it is Britain’s smallest resident dragonfly. […]

    Black Darter

    The Black Darter or Black Meadowhawk is an insect living in northern Europe, Asia, and North America. At about 1.2 in. (30 mm) in length, it is Britain’s smallest resident dragonfly. […]

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  •     The Fringed Gentian is a biennial, herbaceous species of wildflower native to the eastern United States and eastern Canada. They tend to remain closed on cloudy days, and […]

    Fringed Gentian

        The Fringed Gentian is a biennial, herbaceous species of wildflower native to the eastern United States and eastern Canada. They tend to remain closed on cloudy days, and […]

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