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The Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct: Part 2

In Part 1, we touched on some of the plants that first brought scientists’ attention to the Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct. 490 more words


Short- or long-wavelengths color patches? Evolution says both.

In their last paper published in Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Guillem Pérez i de Lanuza and Enrique Font contemplate lizards colour patterns using a new approach. 109 more words


Frogs Native to the U.S.A.

Lately I have been doing a bunch of posts on highlighting frogs from across the world.    This has got me thinking.  I have highlighted frogs from all over the world, but very few (if any) were native to the U.S.  182 more words


Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop 2016

This spring, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation and The Wildlife Project are back at it, sponsoring the Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop, March 19-20, 2016 at the Laguna Environmental Center, Santa Rosa, CA. 107 more words

Natural History

Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle: The Death of a Legend

Since January 19th, when rumors about the death of the Hoàn Kiếm Turtle first surfaced, the Turtle Survival Alliance has now confirmed that indeed the lone Swinhoe’s (or Yangtze) soft-shell turtle ( 996 more words


Green Anole take 2

My friend the Anole carolinensis returns to show her digs in some lovely pictures. I love the pattern of her skin here; you can really see the individual scales, giving her almost a beaded-leather appearance. 255 more words

Rat Snake

Rat snakes are some of the most frequently seen snakes in the US, but they still cause a lot of confusion and panic. They’re often mistaken for whatever venomous snake lives in the same area. 470 more words