… mean sun orchids!
There is a spot on the way to Campbelltown, in the Sandon State Forest, where Scented Sun-orchids Thelymitra megcalyptra, can be found in profusion at this time of year. 73 more words
Microscopes are just downright awesome. I took this picture with a microscope I bought for $24 at an antique store. (They were lenient on their definition of “antique”) I took the picture with my phone, which did take a while to get it situated. 230 more words
Genus/species: Pisaster giganteus
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Giant sea stars have five arms covered with white, pink, or purple spines surrounded by blue tissue at the base, and range in color from red, orange, brown, or even green. 276 more words
The central Appalachian area of the USA, in the states of Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky, is a global hotspot of freshwater fish biodiversity. However, since the 1960s, Appalachian environments have been threatened by mountaintop mining, which has expanded greatly in recent years and is now the main cause of landuse change in the region. 199 more words
As studies on the behavioural ecology of predator-prey interactions have progressed, a deep rift has opened up between two apparently contradictory traditions. One tradition is based on the assumption that by aggregating, prey animals reduce their individual predation risk, while the other tradition is based on the expectation that predators should feed in patches with the highest density of prey. 277 more words