Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Marine scientists have undertaken the difficult task of replacing the beloved starfish’s common name with sea star because, well, the starfish is not a fish. It’s an echinoderm, closely related to sea urchins and sand dollars.
There are some 2,000 species of sea star living in all the world’s oceans, from tropical habitats to the cold seafloor. The five-arm varieties are the most common, hence their name, but species with 10, 20, and even 40 arms exist.
jpr: who cares...they will always be called a star fish
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
jpr: me dog searched out a critter in the grass among some trees. We both looked about. I was weary of a snake. Our eyes fell upon a blob of a piece of tree bark, Turn out to be a baby robin lying low with head hidden
Audubon society: Many species of birds such as robins, scrub jays, crows and owls leave the nest and spend as many as 2-5 days on the ground before they can fly. This is a normal and vital part of the young birds' development. While they are on the ground, the birds are cared for and protected by their parents and are taught vital life skills (finding food, identifying predators, flying).