Tag Archives: Natural History

Photos: Northern Pacific Rattler & Ribbon Snake

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus): This snake was seen one April 2008 afternoon cruising through an open field in Yolo County, California. Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus): This snake was seen slithering near a pond in southeastern Michigan in October … Continue reading

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Mayapple trapped by the past as it grows through leaf

A Mayapple shown growing through an old maple leaf from last year. The dried maple leaf trapped the mayapple, preventing its leaves from spreading. Continue reading

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Toad Tuesday 4: Couch’s Spadefoot Toad from New Mexico

Photo of a spadefoot toad, buried in the sand. Continue reading

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A glimpse inside a yellowjacket wasp nest

Peel back the outside layers of a yellowjacket wasp nest, and see what it looks like inside. Eggs, larvae, and pupae are packed away in little cells. An adult can be see as it just begins to emerge from its pupa. Continue reading

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Pacific Chorus Frogs in Eagle Nests

Citizen-scientists use remote cameras to watch pacific chorus frogs in eagle nests. You can watch too! Continue reading

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