Butterfly Pictures

Butterfly Pictures

Did you know there are 24,000 different kinds of butterflies worldwide? Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches. The transformation of the frequently ugly or bizarre caterpillar into an elegant butterfly is truly one of the regularly performed miracles of nature. For an even closer view, you can…

Green Sweat Bees

Green sweat bees may be different than any bee you’ve seen before. What do you think of when you hear a bee? Yellow and black stripes, flowers and honey, or a yellow bear with a red t-shirt? I’m going to guess sweat and metallic green don’t come to mind. Let’s learn about the green sweat…

Bee Life Cycle

Bee Life Cycle

Honey bees have amazed us with their ability to cooperate and collaborate to live in organized colonies. For years, researchers have studied bees’ behavior as they dedicate themselves to making honey and also the bee life cycle. From filling honeycombs to biting intruders who invade their territory, these bees are highly interesting creatures. In the…

Fish Life Cycle

Fish Life Cycle

Fish are one of the most mysterious creatures, yet one of the most common pets. Fish can be very small to very, very big! How does the life cycle of a fish work? Dive into an ocean, pond, or fish tank to find out! In the beginning…. the egg The first step to the fish…

Beetle Life Cycle

Beetle Life Cycle

Beetles, like many other invertebrates, undergo a full metamorphosis cycle that includes four phases of growth: eggs, larva, pupa, and adult. This whole beetle life cycle could take anything from several weeks to many years. Wood-boring beetles, for instance, have an extended life cycle that could continue up to 30 years. We will cover some…

How Long Do Snakes Live?

How Long Do Snakes Live?

Even if you’ve never seen a snake up close, you’ve probably seen them in movies, pictures, or your average science textbook, under the heading of ‘reptiles.’ You can find over 4000 species of these cold-blooded animals, all of which have different life spans. While some snakes can live for many years, some of them have…

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush is a favorite food source of butterflies and has an attractive summer scent. The butterfly bush comes in many colors and can be a great addition to your backyard! Basic Information The butterfly bush, scientific name, Buddleia davidii, isn’t actually a bush at all, it is a shrub. So why is it called…