Posted August 20, 2019 by Laurie Kay Olson

Now here is something you don't see every day -- or any day -- a damselfly using a goose feather as a raft to go sailing. If he'd start up his wings he'd even have an outboard motor.

Posted July 19, 2019 by Creature Features

Hurricane Barry may have drenched America's agricultural heartland with life-giving water but all that moisture is also fueling a destructive wave of ravenous Fall Armyworms.

Posted July 8, 2019 by Myra Per-Lee

Question: What does a cow have in common with a crocodile?

Answer: They both enjoy classical music.

Posted May 15, 2019 by Creature Features

These offbeat and amusing pest control signs remind us that unlike terminators, exterminators CAN be bargained with, CAN be reasoned with, and absolutely will not stop, ever, until the pests have been purged.

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.