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Wildlife spectacles and “scant regard for food-chain decorum”

October 23, 2017

In her article “Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain,” Natalie Angier details the unexpected hunting habits that are driving some researchers to consider mantises a class all their own. With 3D vision and “scant regard for food-chain decorum,” mantises may be less like insects and more like aspiring vertebrates. Inspired, and a little unnerved out […]

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Where to witness must-see wildlife spectacles

October 25, 2016

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Create your own wildlife refuge

June 5, 2009

Last night I finished watching the series Planet Earth. Most of the series contained gorgeous footage of animals from all over the globe and in every ecosystem–jungles, seas, deserts, mountains, etc. There were serious contenders for The Absolute Cutest Baby Animal Ever (I nominate baby musk oxen), and footage of animals interacting with each other […]

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