Nature

Giant Walkingstick

Giant Walkingstick

Giant walkingsticks are crazy looking critters, but they are really hard to spot. They look just like the trees and plants on which they feed. This mimicry, when one living thing looks like another, helps walkingsticks avoid predators through very…

October’s Party

October’s Party

October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came- The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. The Chestnuts came…

Northern Elephant Seal

Northern Elephant Seal

Once thought to be extinct, northern elephant seals have made a tremendous comeback. And that’s great news because they are amazing animals. Named for the long noses of the males, northern elephant seals are huge, up to 16 feet long…

Salt Marsh

Salt Marsh

Salt marshes are incredible, ever-changing places filled with an amazing diversity of life. Also called coastal and tidal marshes, they are low, coastal grasslands where the continual ebb and flow of the tides create change on a daily basis. High…

Rainbow Scarab

Rainbow Scarab

If you look hard enough, you can find a rainbow almost anywhere, even in a pile of poop! Rainbow scarabs are dung beetles and live in and eat piles of animal scat (poop). The parents dig burrows under the animal…