Tag: naturalist

Mud-Puddling: The Dirty Truth About Butterflies

Ever have a butterfly land on your skin and start licking you and thought “Awe, I’ve got a new best bro!” Well, you were wrong. Butterflies have a dirty secret!

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Gulls and the Concrete Sea: Why do Seagulls Love Parking Lots?

Most know them as seagulls, a name which implies a proclivity for life at sea. Yet this familiar moniker is neither accurate (scientifically speaking), nor seems to fall in line with a universal observation—gulls love parking lots, whatever their distance from the salty sea

TWL Hiking Club: Hiking and Gear

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More than a Long Neck: 16 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Giraffes

Who doesn’t love Giraffes? Yet, despite their international love and viral webcam footage with thousands tuning in to watch their birth, there is much about them that is unknown by the masses, which is a shame because they are truly fascinating animals with a multitude of fun facts about them. Here are 16 things you probably didn’t know about Giraffes.

#SundayFishSketch The Penpoint Gunnel

This Penpoint Gunnel may be made by pen-point, but that’s not the origin of its namesake, rather the fist large spine of the anal fin is grooved and shaped like a fountain pen tip.