FLYING SPIDERS

FLYING SPIDERS

Spiders go higher in the sky than any other living creature on our planet. This is part of their way of taking long-distance journeys to new lands. The mother spider carries her babies in a brown bag. Inside the bag are about 200 baby spiders, each one the size of a...
HERMIT CRAB AND SEA ANEMONE

HERMIT CRAB AND SEA ANEMONE

–The Hermit Crab is a small crab which lives in the shallower parts of the ocean. It spends its first year in the ocean as a gill breather. For its second year, it lives on trees and occasionally gets into the water to get its gills wet, even though it can...
HELICONIUS AND THE PASSION FLOWER

HELICONIUS AND THE PASSION FLOWER

Butterflies of the genus Heliconius only lay their eggs on the tropical vine, the Passiflora, which is the passion-flower plant. The vine has features which appear to mimic the distinctive bright yellow eggs of the butterfly. Each species of this butterfly lays its...
AMAZING SEEDS 

AMAZING SEEDS 

AMAZING SEEDS  Plants pour out seeds. A single plant of red clover only a few inches tall turns out 500 copies of itself. The weedy crabgrass makes 90,000 seeds on each plant. Pigweed produces a million seeds per plant. One orchid was estimated to grow 3,770,000 seeds...
AMAZING PLANT FACTS 

AMAZING PLANT FACTS 

AMAZING PLANT FACTS The yellow evening primrose opens only at dusk, and so swiftly that it can be seen and heard. The buds sound like popping soap bubbles as they burst. Seeds of the African baobab tree sprout more easily if they are first eaten by a baboon and passed...
YUCCA AND MOTH

YUCCA AND MOTH

YUCCA AND MOTH Without the tiny white Pronuba moth, the large Yucca plant would die. This desert plant appears like a cluster of sharp swords pointing out in all directions. Out of its center arises the stalk of a bright, beautiful flower that looks something like a...