Habitat Archive

  •   The Green Lynx Spider is a fascinating species. First, it displays a trait which is rare among spiders. It also possesses one that makes it unique. I suppose it makes other spiders “green” with […]

    Green Lynx Spider

      The Green Lynx Spider is a fascinating species. First, it displays a trait which is rare among spiders. It also possesses one that makes it unique. I suppose it makes other spiders “green” with […]

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  •   The Greater Sage Grouse has (perhaps!) justification for the name. This is the largest species of grouse  in North America. Sadly, they are also in decline. Yet despite this […]

    Greater Sage Grouse

      The Greater Sage Grouse has (perhaps!) justification for the name. This is the largest species of grouse  in North America. Sadly, they are also in decline. Yet despite this […]

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  •   The White Egret Orchid is a unique (and beautiful!) species of orchid. The name derives from their purported resemblance to (you guessed it!) a white egret. Furthermore, their shape […]

    White Egret Orchid

      The White Egret Orchid is a unique (and beautiful!) species of orchid. The name derives from their purported resemblance to (you guessed it!) a white egret. Furthermore, their shape […]

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  •   The Ladybird Spider is a small (but fascinating!) arachnid in the genus Eresus. Like others in its genus, it derives its name from the coloring of the male. Most […]

    Ladybird Spider

      The Ladybird Spider is a small (but fascinating!) arachnid in the genus Eresus. Like others in its genus, it derives its name from the coloring of the male. Most […]

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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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  •   Harpers Beauty is a rare plant, with a highly restricted habitation zone. Due to its scarcity, it is now monitored by the United States Forest Service. Proof that beauty […]

    Harpers Beauty

      Harpers Beauty is a rare plant, with a highly restricted habitation zone. Due to its scarcity, it is now monitored by the United States Forest Service. Proof that beauty […]

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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 also […]

    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 also […]

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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 lovely […]

    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 lovely […]

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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 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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  •   The (adorable!) Vervet Monkey is a species of simian endemic to a wide range of southern Africa. They have also been introduced to numerous other countries. These animals have […]

    Vervet Monkey

      The (adorable!) Vervet Monkey is a species of simian endemic to a wide range of southern Africa. They have also been introduced to numerous other countries. These animals have […]

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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 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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  •   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 Saiga Antelope is perhaps the MOST distinctive looking species of antelope in the world! This animal actually possesses a proboscis similar to a walrus! Sadly (but not surprisingly) […]

    Saiga Antelope

      The Saiga Antelope is perhaps the MOST distinctive looking species of antelope in the world! This animal actually possesses a proboscis similar to a walrus! Sadly (but not surprisingly) […]

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  •   Just LOOK at those bright red berries! The Nevins Barberry is a visually striking shrub. Sadly, it is ALSO one of the rarest species of shrub in the world! […]

    Nevins Barberry

      Just LOOK at those bright red berries! The Nevins Barberry is a visually striking shrub. Sadly, it is ALSO one of the rarest species of shrub in the world! […]

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  •   The Queen Alexandra Birdwing is not only one of the rarest species of butterfly found on earth, it is also the largest known butterfly. Long live the Queen! The […]

    Queen Alexandra Birdwing

      The Queen Alexandra Birdwing is not only one of the rarest species of butterfly found on earth, it is also the largest known butterfly. Long live the Queen! The […]

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  •   Wallaces Flying Frog (you read that right: (a Flying Frog!) is a remarkable species of Moss Frog. This animal is named for the biologist who identified it. Perhaps a […]

    Wallaces Flying Frog

      Wallaces Flying Frog (you read that right: (a Flying Frog!) is a remarkable species of Moss Frog. This animal is named for the biologist who identified it. Perhaps a […]

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  •   A new species of highly venomous snake, called the Kimberly Deathadder (descriptive!) has been discovered. It was found in Australia (wow…imagine that!). This animal has been known in its […]

    Kimberly Deathadder

      A new species of highly venomous snake, called the Kimberly Deathadder (descriptive!) has been discovered. It was found in Australia (wow…imagine that!). This animal has been known in its […]

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  •   Though lovely, the Sacramento Prickly Poppy is ONE flower you will think twice about picking! Virtually the entire plant is covered by razor-sharp thorns! This beautiful, but unique, large […]

    Sacramento Prickly Poppy

      Though lovely, the Sacramento Prickly Poppy is ONE flower you will think twice about picking! Virtually the entire plant is covered by razor-sharp thorns! This beautiful, but unique, large […]

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