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Mythology Monday: Xolotl, king of the A-xolotls!

This Mythology Monday is devoted to the Aztec god Xolotl (would have been pronounced “sh-ō-lōt-uhl”).

Aztec gods are not often “the god of ___.” They usually represent many things. 209 more words



Metamorphosis. The incredible process that helps define an amphibian (amphibian= of both sides of life/of two lives). This process is a work of art in itself, in how it completely remodels the animals’ physiology and sculpts the anatomy. 85 more words


February Species of the Month: Blue Spotted Salamander!!!

And now, the February species of the month: the blue spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale)! This species has to be one of my all time favorites. 469 more words


The Novice: Book 1 of Summoner by Taran Matharu

The Blurb:

Fletcher was nothing more than a humble blacksmith’s apprentice, when a chance encounter leads to the discovery that he has the ability to summon demons from another world. 511 more words

Book Reviews - SF

It's a snake!! It's a lizard? It lives in my back yard???

So during one of my back yard improvement projects, I came across this little fellow.

When I first saw it I was freaking out because I thought it was a snake.   155 more words


Science Art

Is there a better combination than science and art? Emma Lazauski’s “Bestiary” collection gives definitive proof that, no, there is not.

Of COURSE this is what caught my attention. 118 more words



By National Geographic

Mudpuppies, also called waterdogs, are one of only a few salamanders that make noise. They get their name from the somewhat embellished notion that their squeaky vocalizations sound like a dog’s bark. 167 more words