Spooky Nature Facts: Skeletons and Bones

Spooky Nature Facts: Skeletons and Bones

Spooky Nature Facts: Skeletons and Bones What would the Halloween season be without stories of skeletons and bones? So without further ado, here are some fun (and spooky) facts about them. Fun Facts about Animal Bones Rodents crave gnawing on bones, which mammalogists...
Spooky Nature Facts: Ancient Egyptian Embalming

Spooky Nature Facts: Ancient Egyptian Embalming

Spooky Nature Facts: Ancient Egyptian Embalming & Mummification You may wonder what Egyptian embalming practices have to do with nature, but if it weren’t for the special aromatic and preservative properties of native plant species found throughout the...
Spooky Nature Facts About Carnivorous Plants

Spooky Nature Facts About Carnivorous Plants

I fell in love with the fascinating world of carnivorous plants in college, when I decided to do my master’s thesis on a species that was local to my area in California and Oregon, the Cobra Lily. Since then, I’ve enjoyed seeking them out in buggy, mucky...
Spooky Nature Facts About Bats

Spooky Nature Facts About Bats

Flying foxes (seen above) are the world’s largest bats, with a wingspan of up to 6 feet! While the bumblebee bat, is the world’s smallest, about the size of your pinkie fingernail. Though flying foxes may look scary, they are harmless and serve a vital function...
Spooky Nature Facts About Mushrooms

Spooky Nature Facts About Mushrooms

Introducing the World’s Deadliest Mushrooms • While unfamiliar to most by name, this mushroom is one of the most recognized by sight, with its typically red cap with white spots. • Introducing Amanita Muscaria, a brightly colored beauty with a dark secret. They...
Poison Dart Frogs

Poison Dart Frogs

Spooky Facts About Poison Dart Frogs Poison dart frogs are native to the rainforests of Central and South America. Many are threatened with extinction due to destruction of their rainforest habitat. Each of the roughly 200 species of poison dart frogs has a unique and...