Category: The Wild Life Blog

This Rare, Sapphire Tarantula Is An Unbelievable ‘Gem’

Move over ‘spider paws’! The Gooty Sapphire Tarantula’s galactic colors are stunning.

Ask Devon: What is the purpose of ticks?

I recently hosted the first ever Facebook LIVE Q&A and there were a lot of questions about purpose, like this one: “What is the purpose of ticks?” The truth is, the concept of a plant or animals purpose isn’t as cut and dry as…

Search with Ecosia, Save the World

27 years ago, Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, developed Archie, the very first search engine. That was just the beginning. Somewhere along the way, a symbiotic relationship developed between these continually developing search engines, advertisers, and users which has blossomed into something like…

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…