Reader Joanne Miale provided new photographs from her experience with these butterflies to fill in some gaps in our Giant Swallowtail article. Enjoy!
Category: Nature & Wildlife
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It is clear from Why You Haven’t Seen Any Painted Buntings that the Painted Bunting’s behavior is affected by its physical characteristics. There are risks associated with flamboyance. “Somewhere along their evolutionary path, male Painted Buntings had to choose between bright colors for better sex or more obscure colors for longer life. Speaking for males […]
Our New Cardinal Image
Cardinals are one of the most abundant bird species in North America. After having a number of people ask about them, Nancy finally captured a cardinal picture she was happy with. Here it is. For more information about the shot and the bird, go to our new Male Northern Cardinal page.
You can only find hummingbirds in the Americas. There are almost 360 species of hummingbirds, most of which live in the tropics. Seventeen of those species regularly visit the United States, but only fourteen breed there. Eleven species have been to Florida. Five species reach southern Florida, and only a couple of those could be […]
Ever since we added our Trinidad & Tobago pictures to our website in August 2012, I’ve been torn about the proper place for some of these pictures. We added a couple of them, namely Trinidad Chevron Tarantula and White-necked Jacobin, to our regular collection. Not all of the others met the high fine-art standards of […]