A blood red Atala butterfly caterpillar consumes the Coontie host plant that it needs to eat to survive at this young age. The caterpillar takes up the Coontie’s natural toxins and the brilliant red and yellow coloration is a warning that eating the youngster could be dangerous to would-be predators. The adult Atala butterfly’s coloration is also a warning that it might be toxic to predators. As seen in the Audubon House landscaping at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. UPDATE: […]
An enraged Gray Catbird spits its wrath at the Black Racer stalking it through the Brazilian Pepper at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. The two agitated Catbirds present did not calm down until the snake finally left the area. The Black Racer’s head is at left partially visible through the leaves while following its body to the right shows it wrapped around a branch. From the OspreyWatch project.
A couple of strobes illuminate the dark cow pens one night at Treasure Hammock Ranch. The young cattle are being held temporarily in the pens to wean them from their mothers. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
A look back at some of Sam the dog’s Halloween incarnations. Sam claims no familial relationship with werewolves. Sam may sometimes wonder if he lives with a space alien. Maybe it is because he has an affinity for classic science fiction and horror films. Here just in time for Halloween, three of Sam’s many personalities pose with the aliens from the brilliantly titled 1958 Paramount Studios classic I Married A Monster From Outer Space. And below, a little collection of […]
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A Halloween mixup with a rare look over Uncle Martin’s shoulder as he pilots his spaceship with Sam in the cockpit viewer giving him advice from the future – as if a Martian needs to be given advice! My Favorite Martian ran on CBS from 1963 to 1966 featuring the adventures of a congenial Martian anthropologist, played by Ray Walson, stranded on Earth after his spaceship crashes leaving him to get by as best he can with his new found […]