Some people have the mistaken impression that I know a lot about bees. Those who know me better understand that while I have a decent understanding of the ecology of bees and other pollinators, my identification skills are very rudimentary. … Continue reading →
Extreme weather, rising seas, and altered habitats are some of the obvious consequences of climate change. But scientists are finding more subtle shifts too. In a new study spanning three decades of tropical forest data, researchers have discovered that tree leaves are losing their nutritional value — a change that could put leaf-eating monkeys at
Deep within the rainforest canopy of the Aru Islands, just west of New Guinea, two male Greater Birds-of-Paradise dance among the branches in carefully coordinated steps, their magnificent yellow, white, and maroon plumage undulating gracefully to the rhythm of their own unique song.Carl Linnaeus named this species Paradisaea apoda, meaning "legless bird-of-paradise." The misnomer was based on early trade-skins prepared and shipped to Europe without feet, feeding a notion that these "visitors
Tiger Shrimp (Phyllognathia ceratophthalma) - Dauin, Philippines
I SAID STAHP. OMG.