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Small crabs eating king ragworm

This 27 September 2016 video shows young shore crabs attacking, and eating, a king ragworm.

Ciska van Geer made this video during low tide… 75 more words


Where Are All Those Butterflies Going?

Most people are familiar with the famous migratory flight of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus).  These resilient colorful lepidopterans are a familiar sight twice a year in the state of Texas as they make the arduous journey to their summer fields of Canada and then back to Mexico in the fall.  1,175 more words


Marbled orb-weaver spider couple asleep

This video from the USA says about itself:

26 September 2016

These attractive male and female Marbled Orb Weavers are taking a daytime nap together. The male has attached his “mating thread” across her web and I anticipated much…

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Ocola Skipper

Note the long forewings here, which certainly makes it stick out of the common storm of skippers. This is an Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola… 39 more words


Wildlife of the Dutch North Sea coast

This summer 2016 video was recorded in and around Katwijk town, near the North Sea in the Netherlands. It shows wildlife; liking mating ladybugs, … 77 more words


Spotted-wing vinegar flies, video

This 24 September 2016 video by Silvia Hellingman in the Netherlands is about spotted-wing vinegar flies.

They are originally from Asia, but were brought to North America and Europe. 75 more words


Attitude in a Small Package

I split some firewood yesterday.  The wood was still fairly wet, from a branch which fell in the summer of 2015.  It still had bark on it, but the bark was loose, allowing for lots of critters to live underneath. 67 more words

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