Monthly Archives: December 2019
Wooly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)Image from Wikimedia Commons
Bird-voiced Treefrog (Hyla avivoca)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the call of the Bird-voiced Treefrog
Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? The call of the Northern Cassowary could be considered one of the least bird-like calls of any bird. As heard in the video below, they make grunting and hissing sounds.
Caribou or Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)Image from Wikimedia Commons The frogs above are exhibiting a behavior called amplexus, in which a male amphibian grasps a female with his front legs as part of the mating process.
Back in middle school when we took our first course of biology in 7th grade, we were taught about sexual reproduction and how it functioned. We were told that the sperm plays in active role in the process of fertilization … Keep Reading
Southern Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri)Image from Wikimedia Commons
Castorocauda (Castorocauda lutrasimilis)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? Castorocauda lutrasimilis was a semi-aquatic member of the order Docodonta, an extinct group of primitive mammals. As the name implies, it resembled a beaver or otter (“castoro” = beaver, “cauda” = … Keep Reading
American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)Image from Wikimedia Commons
On September 23 at the 2019 Climate Action Summit, young climate activist, Greta Thunberg, delivered an emotional speech calling out “baby-boomer bureaucrats ” as the cause for the looming climate crisis. She was met by enormous support from the younger … Keep Reading