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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?" ...
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Jan 20 Jan 20 22 comments
A great graphic of the depths of the seas: [neal.fun]
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Jan 10 Jan 10 33 comments
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 ...
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Budgie 6 Australia Jan 6 Jan 6 44 comments
A new seahorse you are unlikely to spot! [roaring.earth]
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Jan 6 Jan 6 22 comments
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 ...
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Insectra 8 PA Jan 1 Jan 1 33 comments
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
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Insectra 8 PA Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019 00 comments
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. ...
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Insectra 8 PA Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019 22 comments
Here's a little something that we saw during our rock climbing day on Monday.
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Mostly_Harmless 5 OR Dec 25, 2019 Dec 25, 2019 44 comments
[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
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Mooolah 8 CO Dec 1, 2019 Dec 1, 2019 11 comment
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!
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Hastur 8 FL Nov 23, 2019 Nov 23, 2019 33 comments
Anole on Hoya
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019 00 comments
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]
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019 00 comments
Not the biggest we have here in western Oregon, but a good specimen none the less.
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Mostly_Harmless 5 OR Nov 20, 2019 Nov 20, 2019 00 comments
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 ...
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019 00 comments
Not my photo - taken in Rincon, Puerto Rico! Natural Balance...
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019 22 comments
Jellyfish? or not? Youtube
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Nov 7, 2019 Nov 7, 2019 33 comments
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. 😁😁😁😁
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JimG 8 PA Nov 7, 2019 Nov 7, 2019 11 comment
My clanking what-goes-bump in the night ghost - unmasked!
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Oct 25, 2019 Oct 25, 2019 11 comment
They are not the best pictures but it's the most successful butterfly shoot on this aster which I was going to dig up about a month ago .
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Besalbub 7 NC Oct 25, 2019 Oct 25, 2019 00 comments
My newest fish, a Clown Loach. 1 of 2
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Leafhead 8 WI Oct 22, 2019 Oct 22, 2019 22 comments
This young lady and I became friends long enough to snap a pic. Isn't she beautiful?
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Plainjane 7 TX Oct 20, 2019 Oct 20, 2019 33 comments
Found this guy trying to steal my car keys.
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Mostly_Harmless 5 OR Oct 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 22 comments
Wildlife Photos of the year: [theguardian.com]
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Allamanda 8 Virgin Islands, U.S. Oct 16, 2019 Oct 16, 2019 22 comments
I got my first butterfly pic today I don't know what it is but at least it's a decent pic.
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Besalbub 7 NC Oct 14, 2019 Oct 14, 2019 11 comment
Just a couple of cool cooties that I have seen recently.
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Mostly_Harmless 5 OR Oct 14, 2019 Oct 14, 2019 11 comment


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