Nature – Deep Waters

The psalmist says, “Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Let not the waterflood overflow me,…

Nature – Pelorus Jack

Pelorus Jack was a dolphin famous for meeting and escorting ships through a stretch of water in Cook Strait, New Zealand, between 1888 and 1912.

Nature – Circadian Rhythms of the Animal Kingdom

Human circadian rhythms tend to be closely tied to the rise and fall of the sun each day, occurring in fairly regular 24-hour cycles. But by no means is this how all organisms’ internal clocks operate. Science News recently compiled seven of the strangest circadian rhythms.

Nature Nugget – Yellow-Eyed Penguin

Yellow-eyed penguins are easily identifiable among other species because of the yellow color of their eyes. They have a light yellow stripe around each eye that continues and joins in the back of their head.

Nature Nugget – Feathered Jewels

Not only are hummingbirds the smallest birds in the world, many weigh less than a penny, they are also among the most colorful and are often referred to as “feathered jewels.”

Nature Nugget – Treefrogs

Treefrogs are adapted for an arboreal (in the trees) existence, with long limbs and digits that help them cling to twigs and bark. They also have large suction pads or adhesive discs at the tips of their toes,…

Nature Nugget – Carnivorous Plants

Bladderworts and Butterworts comprise another group of carnivorous plants. Bladderworts are found throughout North America and are mostly aquatic.

Nature Nugget – Myrmecophytes

Myrmecophytes, meaning “ant plant,” are plants that have a mutualistic relationship with ants that is so tightly interwoven that each species could perish without the other.

Nature Nugget – Pelagic Tubenoses

Tubenoses are a group of marine birds that spend the majority of their lives at sea, only coming to land to nest. Members of this group include the well known albatrosses and the lesser known shearwaters and petrels.

Nature Nugget – Mimicry

Mimicry is “the superficial resemblance of one organism to another that secures it a selective advantage.” Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1981.