Forest Archive

  •   Hummingbird Hawk Moth Facts   The Hummingbird Hawk Moth is a beautiful and rather remarkable insect. Their mimicry of a hummingbird represents an excellent example of convergent evolution. They are […]

    Hummingbird Hawk Moth

      Hummingbird Hawk Moth Facts   The Hummingbird Hawk Moth is a beautiful and rather remarkable insect. Their mimicry of a hummingbird represents an excellent example of convergent evolution. They are […]

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  •   The Maine Desert is a most surprising geological phenomenon. Names CAN be rather deceiving, however. No Kidding! In fact, this site is not a “true” desert. The local climate […]

    Maine Desert

      The Maine Desert is a most surprising geological phenomenon. Names CAN be rather deceiving, however. No Kidding! In fact, this site is not a “true” desert. The local climate […]

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  •   The Luzon Peacock Swallowtail is a uniquely beautiful species of Lepidoptera. This butterfly is also (sadly!) extremely rare and is rarely photographed. In addition, the Luzon Peacock Swallowtail was […]

    Luzon Peacock Swallowtail

      The Luzon Peacock Swallowtail is a uniquely beautiful species of Lepidoptera. This butterfly is also (sadly!) extremely rare and is rarely photographed. In addition, the Luzon Peacock Swallowtail was […]

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  •   The Schweinitz Sunflower (now THERE is a tongue twister!) is an extremely rare species of sunflower. It also possesses an extremely limited habitat range. The United States Forest Service […]

    Schweinitz Sunflower

      The Schweinitz Sunflower (now THERE is a tongue twister!) is an extremely rare species of sunflower. It also possesses an extremely limited habitat range. The United States Forest Service […]

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  •   The Great Capricorn Beetle is a member of the “longhorn” family (I wonder WHY!). In the European portion of its range, it is considered the largest beetle. Look at […]

    Great Capricorn Beetle

      The Great Capricorn Beetle is a member of the “longhorn” family (I wonder WHY!). In the European portion of its range, it is considered the largest beetle. Look at […]

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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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   This plant is so “blessed” with beauty that it is actually reflected in its’ name. The lovely species is known as Holywood! Talk about a heavenly beauty! This delicate […]

    Holywood

      This plant is so “blessed” with beauty that it is actually reflected in its’ name. The lovely species is known as Holywood! Talk about a heavenly beauty! This delicate […]

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  •   Behold the Devils Walking Stick! Yes, that really is the common name for this unique plant. Just imagine brushing against those thorns while in the forest! Also sometimes known […]

    Devils Walking Stick

      Behold the Devils Walking Stick! Yes, that really is the common name for this unique plant. Just imagine brushing against those thorns while in the forest! Also sometimes known […]

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  •   Would you believe that tiny Kiawah Island possesses multiple types of environments? The island is virtually a geological, biological and botanical “sampler!” This beauty is a small island on […]

    Kiawah Island

      Would you believe that tiny Kiawah Island possesses multiple types of environments? The island is virtually a geological, biological and botanical “sampler!” This beauty is a small island on […]

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  •   The Iberian Lynx is a species of wildcat currently only found in a small section of western Europe. The IUCN has listed this beautiful animal as Endangered. The primary […]

    Iberian Lynx

      The Iberian Lynx is a species of wildcat currently only found in a small section of western Europe. The IUCN has listed this beautiful animal as Endangered. The primary […]

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  •   The Mimosa is a highly popular ornamental species of tree. This plant species produces seeds in vast numbers and sprouts quickly when cut. There are approximately fifty known extant […]

    Mimosa

      The Mimosa is a highly popular ornamental species of tree. This plant species produces seeds in vast numbers and sprouts quickly when cut. There are approximately fifty known extant […]

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  •   The Balanophora coralliformis is a recently discovered plant species. Though just discovered, they are already considered to be endangered. To date, they have only been found on the southwestern […]

    Balanophora coralliformis

      The Balanophora coralliformis is a recently discovered plant species. Though just discovered, they are already considered to be endangered. To date, they have only been found on the southwestern […]

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  •   The Kaghan Valley is a long, picturesque valley in northeastern Pakistan. The great beauty of this geological marvel attracts numerous tourists to the region.  A strong earthquake damaged portions […]

    Kaghan Valley

      The Kaghan Valley is a long, picturesque valley in northeastern Pakistan. The great beauty of this geological marvel attracts numerous tourists to the region.  A strong earthquake damaged portions […]

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