Category: Animals

S1E3 Myth-Understood: Busting Bat Myths

This week, we are going off format in the first of an intermittent series we are calling Myth-Understood in which we explore commonly believed myths about different misunderstood animals and examine the truth behind the legends. This week we focus on an animal that has been the victim of superstition and fear for thousands of years.

The Least Weasel is the Most Extra

Don’t let that cute little face fool you. The carnivorous Least Weasel is fierce, eating up to 60% of its body weight in food per day.

S1E1: Spectrum

Find out how to resolve conflicts peacefully, answer the age old question “Do dogs really see in black and white?”, explore vision in the animal kingdom, and tell you all about the most amazing animal ever: the mantis shrimp.

S1E1: Love and Loneliness

In S1E1, Devon and Richard tell the story of Nigel “No Mates” the lonely Gannet, explore the reason behind a massive crab migration, and share this weeks Animal Sound of the Week!

It’s Asian Lady Beetle-Mania!

The Asian Lady Beetles are back with a vengeance for their annual autumn invasion.

The Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Chrissy Bowker of Texas asks, “What’s this animal?” COMMON NAME: Yellow-crowned Night Heron SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nyctanassa violacea; ORDER, Pelecaniformes DIET: Mainly crustaceans, insects, and some types of fish. Occasionally, it may feed on small lizards, rodents, or other small birds. SIZE: Average height, 25 inches; Wingspan, 44 inches WEIGHT: Average…

The Forest Tent Caterpillar

Species: Malacosoma disstria      Chrissy Bowker of Texas asks, “What’s this animal?” The caterpillar in the picture above is none other than the Forest Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria. They are commonplace in the eastern regions of US and Canada. Down in Texas, populations are sure…

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