Nature on Parade

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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
Have you ever looked closely at frogs? You should!
Let’s appreciate frogs…because frogs are fabulous. There are at least 6000 different species of frogs that we know about. Let’s look at a few close up. Look at the...
The Feature Creature
August 12 is World Elephant Day!
August 12 is World Elephant Day. Celebrate these awesome giants of the animal world!
Candid Animal Cam, The Feature Creature
Simba means lion in Swahili
Learn about lions. And learn how to say 10 animal names in Swahili.
The Feature Creature
How many legs do caterpillars have?
Have you ever wondered how many legs caterpillars have or if caterpillar “feet” are sticky? We have! So we asked expert moth-er David Moskowitz (hand pictured) to ...
The Feature Creature
Mexico is home to more than 10,000 species of moths
The world is full of moths! Humans have recorded more than 150,000 species of moths. But scientists think there may be as many as 500,000 moth species on Earth. That means ...
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!, Nature Lab
Fabulous ferns found! Herbariums help scientists discover new plant species
Have people discovered every species of plant on Earth? Not even close!   Scientists estimate that only 10% of all species on the planet have been described, leaving many...
Look Who's Here!
Colorful coral cavalcade!
Scientists discover 3 new sun coral species in the waters around Hong Kong.
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 ...

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 ...