Giant hot-pink slugs living atop a dormant volcano can breathe a bit easier now that Australia's terrible bush fires appear to have swept past their isolated habitat.
We commonly picture bears, bees, and groundhogs hibernating during the winter, but did you know that some creatures retreat from the world in the summer? These heat-adverse animals estivate.
With Labor Day comes the unofficial end of another summer. Therefore one good long look back at the sultry season on the beach is in order with these awesome animal sand sculptures. You could call them sons of beaches.
Snails are a big problem for garden throughout the spring and summer. Most of them are a dull brown. Snails in the ocean can be spectacular like this red-lined bubble snail.
This is one interesting mushroom! It doesn't have that delicious fungal smell.
Snails are usually seen as garden pests, aquarium inhabitants, or, at best, escargot. However, snails can also be cute and cuddly when they are a plush Beanie Boo "Scooter."
I'm such a pushover. Some days I let the kids crawl all over me.
Welcome to the start of the International Reed Climbing Championships, baby snail division. And . . . they're off!