Ferocious Beauty

Carnivorous plants have turned the tables on food webs. Rather than insects munching on plants, these plants chow down on insects. The “traps” of yellow [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:55-05:00September 25th, 2014|

Nothing Gold Can Stay

The American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), like many animals, changes colors over the course of a year. In the summer, male goldfinches dress in bright gold [...]

By |2014-09-08T10:00:57-04:00September 8th, 2014|

Pikas on Ice

Adorable and fuzzy, American pikas (Ochotona princeps) have become the spokes-critter for the consequences of climate change in alpine areas. These little fuzzballs, more closely [...]

By |2014-08-15T14:51:03-04:00August 20th, 2014|

Mushroom Musings

With last weekend's rains, mushrooms have sprouted up all over Raleigh yards, neighborhoods and parks. The above is a composite sketch of all the beautiful [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:57-05:00August 7th, 2014|

Squirrel Sketch

If you live on the East Coast, I bet you encountered at least one eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) during your regular comings and goings [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:58-05:00July 28th, 2014|

Insects Headline Art of Science Exhibit

Science is boring. Art is Stupid. Prove us wrong. These are the words that launched the annual Art of Science exhibition at Princeton University. The [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:58-05:00July 22nd, 2014|


Follow that trail of slime to an amazing creature. It walks on one foot, perches two eyes way over its head, and has a saddle [...]

By |2015-01-12T16:00:13-05:00June 25th, 2014|

Relax, This Is NOT a Mosquito

You’re standing in the shower and one of the most gigantic mosquitoes you’ve ever seen flies over the shower curtain. Take a deep breath … [...]

By |2015-01-12T15:58:27-05:00June 16th, 2014|

Swimming in Feces

Some food, er feces, for thought. Above is another thought-provoking figure from the students in Rob’s Community Ecology of Humans class. Data analysis by Ryann [...]

By |2015-01-12T16:05:48-05:00May 29th, 2014|

Who Ate My Cake?

Today we have a special treat: Another delicious watercolor sketch from biologist and illustrator, Dr. Jennifer Landin. You may recall Jennifer’s action sketch of the [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:47:06-05:00May 20th, 2014|
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