Category Archive 'Natural History'
12 May 2021

Cleaning Symbiosis

11 May 2021

The Olive Tree of Vouves

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11 Oct 2020

The Peregrine Falcon


07 Nov 2019

Monarch Butterfly Migration Swarm at 2500′

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That green line and purple cloud isn’t rain. It’s the monarch butterfly migration being picked up by Doppler radar from the US Weather Service over Oklahoma City. How cool is that?

WaPo link

HT: Karen L. Myers.

18 Oct 2019

Hellbender with Water Snake

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BBC: A Hellbender salamander holds a northern water snake in its jaws in this photo taken in Tennessee’s Tellico River. David Herasimtschuk says the snake eventually managed to escape after wrestling with North America’s largest aquatic salamander.

16 Oct 2019


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Picture taken in China’s Qilian Mountains by Yongqing Bao has earned him the top prize in the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

I’m afraid the marmot did not make it. BBC

20 Aug 2019

It’s Important to Know These Things

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18 Aug 2019


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The Antarctic Worm: Eulagisca gigantea. “Judging by the size of the jaws, [it] is a predator, but its diet is unknown, and very little is known about its biology.”

22 Jul 2019

Always Somebody Bigger


03 Mar 2019

Tracking an Eagle

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Scientists tracked the movements of an eagle over a period of 20 years.

25 Jan 2019

Great Recovery


23 Jul 2018

“An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles”

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From Fumiko Hirai on Twitter.

The title above is what J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964) replied to theologians who inquired if there was anything that could be concluded about the Creator from the study of creation.

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