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  •   Mole Cricket Facts   Many consider the most noteworthy thing about the Mole Cricket to be what you do not notice: their presence! That occurs because they spend the […]

    Mole Cricket

      Mole Cricket Facts   Many consider the most noteworthy thing about the Mole Cricket to be what you do not notice: their presence! That occurs because they spend the […]

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  •   The Seahorse is one of the MOST unusual (also adorable!) fish species in any ocean! The superficial resemblance to horses is truly a remarkable coincidence. Nature LOVES to keep […]

    Seahorse

      The Seahorse is one of the MOST unusual (also adorable!) fish species in any ocean! The superficial resemblance to horses is truly a remarkable coincidence. Nature LOVES to keep […]

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  •   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 (unique) Blood Lily has a background that may surprise you. This remarkable species is actually a member of the Amaryllis family! Now THAT’S a surprise! This is the […]

    Blood Lily

      The (unique) Blood Lily has a background that may surprise you. This remarkable species is actually a member of the Amaryllis family! Now THAT’S a surprise! This is the […]

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  •     The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is a widespread species. This dolphin can be found in EVERY temperate and tropical ocean. That is VERY widespread indeed! The name says it […]

    Pantropical Spotted Dolphin

        The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is a widespread species. This dolphin can be found in EVERY temperate and tropical ocean. That is VERY widespread indeed! The name says 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 remarkable Porcupine Ray is an extremely rare species of ray. It is also the only known member of its genus. They are truly remarkable ocean creatures. They are also […]

    Porcupine Ray

    The remarkable Porcupine Ray is an extremely rare species of ray. It is also the only known member of its genus. They are truly remarkable ocean creatures. They are also […]

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  •   The Velvet Ant is the collective term for of any of the more than 3000 species of  insect. These insects are actually wasps…being neither bee nor ant.  Now THAT is […]

    Velvet Ant

      The Velvet Ant is the collective term for of any of the more than 3000 species of  insect. These insects are actually wasps…being neither bee nor ant.  Now THAT is […]

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  •   First of all, the Mountain Chicken is not actually a chicken. This animal is (as can quite easily be seen by all!) an exceptionally large species of frog! The […]

    Mountain Chicken

      First of all, the Mountain Chicken is not actually a chicken. This animal is (as can quite easily be seen by all!) an exceptionally large species of frog! The […]

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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 (impressive!) Megamouth Shark is a species of deep-water shark. This incredible ocean species is also EXTREMELY rare! Wow! They’re impressive AND rare! First of all, the species was […]

    Megamouth Shark

      The (impressive!) Megamouth Shark is a species of deep-water shark. This incredible ocean species is also EXTREMELY rare! Wow! They’re impressive AND rare! First of all, the species was […]

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  •   The beautiful Parrot Flower is (believe it or not!) ACTUALLY a species of balsam! It is also EXTREMELY rare! Due to that, this lovely flower is rarely seen. Because […]

    Parrot Flower

      The beautiful Parrot Flower is (believe it or not!) ACTUALLY a species of balsam! It is also EXTREMELY rare! Due to that, this lovely flower is rarely seen. Because […]

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  •   The Lumpfish is a small species of ocean fish. They belong to the family of (I kid you not!) “Lumpsuckers!” Talk about having a less than flattering name! These […]

    Lumpfish

      The Lumpfish is a small species of ocean fish. They belong to the family of (I kid you not!) “Lumpsuckers!” Talk about having a less than flattering name! These […]

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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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  •   The distinctive Blue Footed Booby (don’t laugh at the name!) is a marine bird in the family Sullidae. The family holds a total of ten species of seabirds. Many […]

    Blue Footed Booby

      The distinctive Blue Footed Booby (don’t laugh at the name!) is a marine bird in the family Sullidae. The family holds a total of ten species of seabirds. Many […]

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  •     The Cretan Date Palm is an interesting and unique plant species. This palm species also (unfortunately) possesses an extremely restricted habitation range. The tree species was first categorized […]

    Cretan Date Palm

        The Cretan Date Palm is an interesting and unique plant species. This palm species also (unfortunately) possesses an extremely restricted habitation range. The tree species was first categorized […]

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  •   The Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle is a magnificent species! They are also (sadly!) one of the most endangered sea turtles in all the world. What a terrible shame! Fewer […]

    Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle

      The Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle is a magnificent species! They are also (sadly!) one of the most endangered sea turtles in all the world. What a terrible shame! Fewer […]

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  •   The surprising Carcross Desert is the tiniest (and in some ways most unique) desert in the world. However, despite the name, it is not technically a desert. This surprising […]

    Carcross Desert

      The surprising Carcross Desert is the tiniest (and in some ways most unique) desert in the world. However, despite the name, it is not technically a desert. This surprising […]

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