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10-25-16 Giant Plumose Anemone from Ron's Marine Anemone Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Actiniaria
Family: Metridiidae

Genus/species: Metridium farcimen  aka Metridium giganteum

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Erect smooth column. Usually 50 cm (20 in) or less in height The column is slender, smooth and studded with acontia. 235 more words


Crab swims fast, video

This October 2016 video shows a swimming crab swimming fast.

Diver Harry Brummelhuis from the Netherlands made this video.

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Southern small white butterflies conquer Dutch province

This video from Switzerland is about a southern white butterfly.

On Sunday, September 27th, 2015 the first ever southern small white butterfly in the Netherlands… 177 more words


Get Wild About Gardens

The total acreage of UK gardens exceeds that of all the nature reserves combined. So just imagine if all 15 million were managed to give a bit of assistance to struggling wildlife. 297 more words


10-24-16 Club-tipped Anemone aka Strawberry Anemone from Ron's Marine Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Corallimorpharia
Family: Corallimorphidae

Genus/species: Corynactis californica

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Typically red or orange-pink, occasionally purple, yellow, buff, brown or nearly white. 213 more words


Oak processionary caterpillars' long line

This summer 2016 video shows a long line of oak processionary caterpillars on a road.

R. E. Houweling in the Netherlands made this video.

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Wandering the Southwest Nature Preserve, October 22nd

This year, late October is confused about whether or not it is fall. Today at Southwest Nature Preserve in Arlington, the bright sunshine brought temperatures to the upper 70’s while the trees were beginning to shed leaves and the sumac was a mix of green and red. 1,317 more words