What happens when squirrels invade the tundra? Well, in one case, they got chubby, fluffy, flappy-tailed, and occasionally kinda cranky, sorta like a hydrophobic alpine beaver.
Last summer I was hiking in the tundra near Gray's and Torrey's Peaks when I came upon a moss that looked strange. It had little flattened discs that looked something like this: Polytrichum piliferum...
It's about time to get back to your regularly scheduled blogging. But before we leave the Southern Hemisphere entirely, let's have one last Best of the Rest Post.
Dear Readers — As you are probably well aware by now, today is the Sci Am Blog network’s One Year Anniversary! So, in honor of that fact, we are asking our readers to come forward and identify themselves...
It's Independence Day here in the United States, and in celebration, today I bring you a short post about some flowers that grow nowhere in the wild in America -- but beautifully resemble certain patriotic displays that are currently banned nearly everywhere here in Colorado due to extreme fire danger...
In 1994, New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service Officer David Noble stumbled on some trees in a canyon in an inaccessible part of Wollemi National Park.
Want to learn how to identify some of this stuff? See me. Each summer I teach a course about wild mushrooms for the Boulder County Nature Association.
After nearly two months of wandering the Southern Hemisphere and a few weeks of recovery post-return, it's time to get back into the blogging here at the Artful Amoeba.
Put your gills in the air like you just don't care . . . Christmas tree worms, Spirobranchia giganteus. Creative Commons Nick Hobgood. Click image for link to image and license.
Imagine you are a tiny caddisfly pupa. When you emerge from your pupal case, it is dark, but not pitch black, and high above you, you see the faint glow of a starry sky.
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