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

The Feature Creature
Challenge yourself to the shrimp quiz!
What do you know about shrimp? Test your knowledge and maybe learn something new!
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Tuna uncanned!
When most people think of tuna, they probably think of fish that comes in a can ... You may be amazed at how awesome these fish really are!
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Test your tapir knowledge!
1. True or False? A tapir looks like nature put a shortened elephant trunk on a pig, but tapirs are really relatives of horses and rhinos.
Photo Journal, The Feature Creature
Some penguin basics
What is a penguin? Penguins are a group of flightless, aquatic birds. Flightless means that they cannot fly in the air like most other birds. Aquatic means they spend lots of ...
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It’s penguin quiz time!
1. True or False? All penguins live in Antarctica. False! Only two penguin species, the emperor and Adélie penguins are found only in Antarctica. Several more ...
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Take this dolphin quiz!
Take this dolphin quiz and learn some surprising facts about these amazing aquatic mammals!
Talking to Plants
Talking to Plants: featuring Cari Araucaria
Sofia Ceiba talks to Cari the araucaria tree. These trees were once munched by dinosaurs but they are now at risk and need our attention.
Talking to Plants
Talking to Celery
Today’s Guest: Apium graveolens, commonly known as Celery Sofia Ceiba: Howdy! Today we are meeting someone that may be familiar to you all as a healthy nutritious ...
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
Today’s guest: the world’s tallest begonia
Today’s guest: Begonia giganticaulis, the world’s tallest begonia Sofia: Hello, I’m Sofia Ceiba! Today we come to you from southern Tibet where we are going to meet a ...
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...
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 ...

Look who's here!

Look Who's Here!
Is that a real chocolate frog?
Chocolate frogs are an important part of the diet of young wizards and witches at Hogwarts. You can also buy chocolate frogs if you visit a Harry Potter theme park. A ...
Look Who's Here!
14 new shrews!
Shrews are some of the smallest mammals on Earth. None of them are bigger than a mouse, and although they resemble mice, they are not rodents. Shrews are ...
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 ...

Paleo Species

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 ...
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 ...