Posted February 9, 2019 by Ron Callari

The El Paso Zoo is offering folks an extra special Valentine's Day gift for one's ex-boyfriend/ husband or ex-girlfriend/wife. The offer is simple: The zoo will name a cockroach after your ex-loved one and then feed that cockroach to one of the zoo's meerkats.

Posted January 18, 2019 by Creature Features

Blood-sucking bugs avoid biting bodies painted with contrasting 'zebra' stripes, according to a new study published by The Royal Society.

Posted October 22, 2018 by Ron Callari

How did butterflies take on the look of dead leaves? Yes, it's a protective form camouflaging tactic to blend into its environs, but it's not like they can just slip on a jacket to avoid their predators.

Posted September 13, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

The new Farmers' Almanac says that a good share of us will be facing a cold and snowy winter this year. To be precise, it says that where I live there will be "teeth-chattering cold, plentiful snow." While these days we have loads of weather forecasters with their electronics, radar, and satellites to keep us up-to-date on what is going to happen, we once relied on nature to fill us in on what the future inter held in store for us.

Posted August 24, 2018 by Kitty Devine

Fall is on the way and there is just no stopping it. Welcome it in with this elegant and fun Autumn Dragonfly Doormat.

Posted July 8, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

Okay, everybody! Heads up! I'm coming in for a landing!

Posted July 2, 2018 by Kitty Devine

Catch those cooling evening breezes this summer among some of the coolest insects out there with these glowing Dragonfly Solar Mobile.

Posted June 5, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

Once upon a time on the Yucatan peninsula there lived a beautiful princess who fell in love with the prince of a rival tribe. Their love was forbidden and they could never marry. When the prince was caught he was sentenced to death. A shaman took pity on the couple and changed the prince into a beetle that could be decorated. The princess was able to wear her love over her heart as a piece of jewelry -- or so the story goes. That is supposedly why women in Mexico wear live Maquesh beetles as jewelry.