Fabulous Frogs

Fabulous Frogs

It’s World Frog Day! March 20th is the date we observe World Frog Day. When one conjures up images of rainforest frogs, the Red­-eyed Leaf Frog may come to mind first.  Like the Keel-billed Toucan, this frog has been seen so often in advertising, merchandise,...
Butterfly vs Moth

Butterfly vs Moth

Celebrate Learn About Butterflies Day on March 14th Discover the many differences between butterflies and moths Many folks have a hard time distinguishing between butterflies and moths.  As members of the Class Insecta, butterflies and moths share the common traits of...
Alligator Courtship

Alligator Courtship

Amazing Mating Behaviors of the American Alligator The alligator is a rare success story of a species that was saved from extinction and is now thriving thanks to habitat conservation, legal protection, and efforts to reduce the demand for alligator products....
World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

Celebrating Wildlife World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on March 3rd and the theme for 2020 is “Sustaining all life on Earth”, encompassing all wild animal and plant species as key components of the world’s biodiversity. The event was created...
World Pangolin Day

World Pangolin Day

World Pangolin Day is observed on the 3rd Saturday of February each year and so it’s a good time to reflect on this incredibly unique and endangered mammal. Sadly, pangolins are the most illegally traded wild mammals on the planet. They are poached for their...
Mushroom Spore Prints

Mushroom Spore Prints

A fun, easy, and educational activity Autumn is a great time to go mushroom hunting with the arrival of the season’s rain showers. If you’re keen to identify those species you find, it’s helpful to know the color of their spores. If you would love to...
A Birding Big Day

A Birding Big Day

Sketching My Way to a Birder’s Big Day While spending the month of August 2019 birdwatching in Costa Rica at Rancho Naturalista, I had time to read in the evenings since the days are short in the tropics. I found a well-worn copy of Birding Without Borders...
Nature of Costa Rica

Nature of Costa Rica

Stories about the flora and fauna I am observing in Costa Rica from July to September, 2019.  In Search of Quetzals August 30, 2019. I was treated to a morning birdwatching in the field with guide Jorge Serrano Salazar from Paraiso Quetzal Lodge to search out a very...
All About Giraffes

All About Giraffes

In honor of  World Giraffe Day, I’ve assembled some facts and resources on giraffe biology, ecology, anatomy, and conservation. You’ll also find here a giraffe coloring page I’ve designed for kids. What Giraffe Look Like -Giraffe are even-toed...
In Celebration of Moths

In Celebration of Moths

Let’s learn some fun facts about moths in celebration of National Moth Week as well as National Pollinator Week!. Moths don’t get the respect and attention they deserve, overshadowed by their more colorful and day-flying relatives, the butterflies. But...