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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 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 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 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 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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  •   The Tailless Whip Scorpion refers to any of the 155 known species of arachnids within their order. Many have referred to them as “the stuff of nightmares!” As a […]

    Tailless Whip Scorpion

      The Tailless Whip Scorpion refers to any of the 155 known species of arachnids within their order. Many have referred to them as “the stuff of nightmares!” As a […]

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  •   The magnificent feline that is the Florida Panther is an Endangered subspecies of cougar. They are endemic to a highly restricted range of habitation. Human activities have (as with […]

    Florida Panther

      The magnificent feline that is the Florida Panther is an Endangered subspecies of cougar. They are endemic to a highly restricted range of habitation. Human activities have (as with […]

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  •   As the name implies, the Armored Sea Robin is a family of fish that are (incredibly!) covered in armor! They would be quite imposing if they were larger. The […]

    Armored Sea Robin

      As the name implies, the Armored Sea Robin is a family of fish that are (incredibly!) covered in armor! They would be quite imposing if they were larger. The […]

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  •   Mono Lake is a truly remarkable (and beautiful) lake in the Mono Basin, California. The geological processes behind its formation are sincerely fascinating! The Native Americans knew of the […]

    Mono Lake

      Mono Lake is a truly remarkable (and beautiful) lake in the Mono Basin, California. The geological processes behind its formation are sincerely fascinating! The Native Americans knew of the […]

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