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Not the fault of wild animals but of us reducing the Wilds. [thenation.com] Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Mar 21 Mar 21 11 Posted in Critter Corner group
Siri got a habitat upgrade today! She awoke (from her winter snooze) too big for her old tank (fitst photo / she was trying to get out). So far, she approves of the new one (second picture), though its not too big... Anyone else got snakes waking ... Posted in Critter Corner group
Zster Mar 15 Mar 15 11 Posted in Critter Corner group
Bioluminescence! [nature.com] Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Feb 28 Feb 28 11 Posted in Critter Corner group
Yes or NO? [sciencefriday.com] Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Feb 23 Feb 23 55 Posted in Critter Corner group
Upside-down grenade-firing jellyfish! [popsci.com] Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Feb 16 Feb 16 11 Posted in Critter Corner group
A Braminy blind snake, Indotyphlops braminus, the only terrestrial snake found in Hawaii. It is entirely fossorial and feeds on ant and termite eggs, larvae, and pupae. Posted in Critter Corner group
Islandgurl Feb 16 Feb 16 33 Posted in Critter Corner group
I was exploring some tide pools on the west side of Oahu today, and found what are, appearently, hermit crabs, which I didnt know we had here, and a fish. I think its a blenny. Posted in Critter Corner group
Islandgurl Feb 14 Feb 14 22 Posted in Critter Corner group
Lionfish - β€œWhen you introduce something, it has a couple of advantages. It loses its parasite load, its predators, and its prey is naive... But is it the advantage of being introduced to a naive environment, or is it the heterosis?" ... Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Jan 20 Jan 20 22 Posted in Critter Corner group
A great graphic of the depths of the seas: [neal.fun] Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Jan 10 Jan 10 33 Posted in Critter Corner group
Hi all, I love snakes and spiders but have a wacky phobia around frogs and toads, also used to freak out with grasshoppers but am getting better with that one. I will never harm a spider and at work when one is the toilets (generally they only ... Posted in Critter Corner group
Budgie Jan 6 Jan 6 44 Posted in Critter Corner group
A new seahorse you are unlikely to spot! [roaring.earth] Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Jan 6 Jan 6 22 Posted in Critter Corner group
For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by reptiles. Snakes are a particular favorite of mine, and Florida is a great place to see a lot of snakes in the wild. Here are a few of the beautiful snakes I found in Florida. Most were just ... Posted in Critter Corner group
Insectra Jan 1 Jan 1 44 Posted in Critter Corner group
Some of the interesting native critters I found while visiting the Everglades. Io moth male (lilith form) Eastern narrowmouth toad Cocytius antaeus caterpillar (Giant Sphinx moth) Giant katydid The Queen (a monarch relative) Green treefrog Posted in Critter Corner group
Insectra Dec 31 Dec 31 00 Posted in Critter Corner group
I just arrived home in Pennsylvania after a month in the Everglades. I was fortunate to see a lot of very interesting critters, though saddened that so many were invasive. Here are some of the more common invasives I encountered during my trip. ... Posted in Critter Corner group
Insectra Dec 31 Dec 31 22 Posted in Critter Corner group
Here's a little something that we saw during our rock climbing day on Monday. Posted in Critter Corner group
Mostly_Harmless Dec 25 Dec 25 44 Posted in Critter Corner group
[shop.monarchwatch.org] Ok so the one sign I posted was prohibitive at $57.00 agreed. Here is another option. Out of the U of Ks. only $16.00 Posted in Critter Corner group
Mooolah Dec 1 Dec 1 11 Posted in Critter Corner group
Good Morning Critter Lovers! Say Hello to George :) I first saw him a few weeks ago relaxing on a sewer slab. Yesterday I finally got a full view of him, he looks about a 5-6 footer. It never gets old for me to see these guys! Posted in Critter Corner group
Hastur Nov 23 Nov 23 33 Posted in Critter Corner group
Anole on Hoya Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Nov 20 Nov 20 00 Posted in Critter Corner group
I've never been to Australia, but remember a similar phenomenon in S Africa in the 70's. I am saddened that even the Antipodes have lost so much so recently - [australiangeographic.com.au] Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Nov 20 Nov 20 00 Posted in Critter Corner group
Not the biggest we have here in western Oregon, but a good specimen none the less. Posted in Critter Corner group
Mostly_Harmless Nov 20 Nov 20 00 Posted in Critter Corner group
I had no idea - from Pollinator Friendly Landscaping "The less well-known larvae of the firefly, called β€œglow worms,” live in leaf litter and are voracious predators. They eat other insects, mites, earthworms, and even slugs and snails. The ... Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Nov 19 Nov 19 00 Posted in Critter Corner group
Not my photo - taken in Rincon, Puerto Rico! Natural Balance... Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Nov 18 Nov 18 22 Posted in Critter Corner group
Jellyfish? or not? Youtube
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Allamanda Nov 7 Nov 7 33 Posted in Critter Corner group
According to local folk lore, wooly bears can predict how harsh a winter will be by how much of their bodies are black. If that's true it's going to be a rough winter. 😁😁😁😁 Posted in Critter Corner group
JimG Nov 7 Nov 7 11 Posted in Critter Corner group
My clanking what-goes-bump in the night ghost - unmasked! Posted in Critter Corner group
Allamanda Oct 25 Oct 25 11 Posted in Critter Corner group


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