Nature on Parade

What can I find here?

Nature is everywhere you look, and everywhere you cook, and everywhere you shop, and everyplace you stop. You might see it, or not, but it’s there a whole lot…

it’s Nature on Parade!  

Join the parade and learn something new about your favorite organisms, or about ones that you have probably never heard of.

The Feature Creature

Art and Craft, The Feature Creature
Hey nature lovers, you’ll want to see this weevil!
Weevil? Hmmm. Yuck, you might be thinking?! Well, how about this little creature? Meet the spectacular Schoenherr’s blue, a shiny, multi-colored weevil found in New ...
The Feature Creature
Animal runners-up: meet the unfamous cousin of the ostrich
From across the forests and savannas, mountains, oceans, and skies of the world, welcome to a celebration of the animals that you know and love – it’s the … It’s ...
The Feature Creature
Celebrate jellyfish!
November 3 is World Jellyfish Day! Take the jelly quiz! 1. Who appeared on Earth first, jellies or dinosaurs? Jellies have been on Earth for at least a half-billion years, and...
The Feature Creature
It’s the World Lemur Festival!
Mongabay Kids is celebrating all things lemur … Why? It’s the World Lemur Festival, leading up to World Lemur Day on October 29th, 2021. We’ve partnered with...
The Feature Creature
Animal runners-up: meet the unfamous cousin of the savanna elephant
From across the forests and savannas, mountains, oceans, and skies of the world, welcome to a celebration of the animals that you know and love – it’s the … It’s ...
The Feature Creature
Celebrate World Okapi Day
October 18th is World Okapi Day! Okapis are awesome, beautifully patterned rainforest animals. They live in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Did you know that they are ...

Talking to Plants

Sofia Ceiba, Talking to Plants
Coastal redwood
Today’s guest: the coastal redwood (Also known as the coast redwood or California redwood.) Sofia: Hi, I’m Sofia Ceiba, and on this episode of Talking to Plants we are going ...
Talking to Plants
Mountain ash tree
Today’s guest: the mountain ash tree Sofia: Hi, I’m Sofia Ceiba, and on this episode of Talking to Plants we are going to meet the mountain ash tree (Eucalyptus ...
Talking to Plants
Sofia talks with Lou Bamboo
Today’s guest: Bamboo Sofia: Hi, I’m Sofia Ceiba, and on this episode of Talking to Plants we are going to meet some bamboo.  We’re in China now talking to Lou Bamboo, or...
Talking to Plants
A famous orchid-moth pairing from Madagascar
Today’s guest: Angraecum sesquipedale, an orchid from Madagascar Sofia: Hello! Today we are visiting the lowland rainforests of Madagascar. Our guest asked us to meet on...

Look who's here!

Look Who's Here!
New snake spotted on social media
Virendar Bhardwaj uploaded this photo of a snake in his backyard in India. It was later found to be an undescribed species. Screenshot from Instagram Photo by Virendar ...
Look Who's Here!
Plants thought to be extinct rediscovered in Sri Lanka!
Butterflies do all kinds of cool things. They fly, pollinate plants, and slurp nectar out of flowers with tongues as long as their bodies. They also help rediscover plants ...
Look Who's Here!
Meet the Jackie Chan gecko
Did you know that the lizards in the Western Ghats mountain region of India do their own stunts?  The Western Ghats are called a biodiversity hotspot for species of ...
Look Who's Here!
Scientists say there are seven spotted skunks …
A spotted skunk performing its signature handstand. Image by Jerry W. Dragoo courtesy of the Field Museum. Have you ever seen a skunk do a handstand? If you do, then run ...

Paleo Species

Paleo Species
The cheetahs of America?
By David Brown* A big cat zipped through the plains chasing an antelope. This cat was built for speed. It had a small head and long legs for making great strides. Exhausted ...
Paleo Species
The giant prehistoric amphibious beast of Ohio
By David Brown* Some people claim that Bigfoot roams through the forests of Northern California. For hundreds of years people have told stories of seeing large reptilian ...