Herb Garden

Herb Garden

When writing on “Herb Garden,” I thought you would all be happy if I not only select the most popular garden plants in this category in North America, but also provide you with information on how to go about preparing, planting and caring for them as well. You would do well to plant some of … Read more

Different Types of Turtles

Different Types of Turtles

Very few people seem to know the fact that there are more than 300 varieties of turtles found all across the globe. On the basis of their physical structures and behaviors, you can classify them into several categories. Oldest Turtle Species Of all the types, the largest turtle in the world is the leatherback sea … Read more

Yellow Jacket Wasp: Everything You Need To Know

Yellow jacket wasp

Not all black-and-yellow winged species you notice outside is a honeybee. The species you spotted could also be yellow jacket wasps. While yellow jacket wasps are dangerous to people and can even kill them, they are excellent to have around plants because they eat many garden parasites. These bees could end up a problem for people in … Read more

All About Bats

Bats

Often mistaken for birds and as with most mysterious creatures, associated with a lot of misconceptions, superstition and of course, evil, bats are ordinary mammals made extraordinary by being the only mammal capable of true flight. Bats, also known as flying foxes, belong to the Chiroptera order, the second largest group of mammals. Around 1100 … Read more

Pet Snakes

Pet Snake

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Reptilia Order:  Squamata Family:  Ophidia Suborder:  Serpentes Infraorders:  Alethinophidia, Scolecophidia Most people have varied pet interests, but employ safe and secure means to pet them. Some animals like dogs and cats are easy, but those wanting to own a pet snake are a breed of their own. Snakes are … Read more

Leopard Gecko

Leopard Gecko

Leopard geckos live in the dry grassland region or rocky areas of Asia. At day, to keep away from the heat, they take shelter in burrows or beneath rocks. Only when they come out at dusk, are they normally visible. They are visible only at dusk when they are out. The Leopard gecko’s body is … Read more

Keeping a Gecko As a Pet

Keeping a Gecko As a Pet

Geckos are lizards seen all over the world in moderate climates and belong to the lower order Gekkota. Their length varies from 1.6 cm ( about three-quarters of an inch ) up to 60 cm, ( about 24 inches). A clear Majority of them are unable to blink. Each iris has a fixed lens within … Read more

Spider Tortoises

Spider Tortoise

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Testudines Family:     Testudinidae Genus:     Pyxis Species:     P. arachnoides Binomial name:     Pyxis arachnoides Spider Tortoises belong to the family Testudinidae. This species of tortoise Pyxis arachnoidesis endemic or confined to Madagascar.  The genus Pyxis has only two species.Arachnoides are one of them.  This is an … Read more

Burmese Star Tortoise

Burmese Star Tortoise

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Class:       Sauropsida Order:        Testudines Suborder:        Cryptodira Family:     Testudinidae Genus:     Geochelone Species:     G. platynota Binomial name:     Geochelone platynota The Burmese Star tortoise Geochelone Platynota  is a large tortoise.  These are a critically endangered species.  They are inhabitants of deciduous dry forests of Myanmar.  The Burmese star tortoise … Read more

Keeping Tarantulas as Pets

Pet Tarantula

Beauty Lies in The Eyes Of the Beholder Tarantulas are a cluster of mostly hairy and quite large arachnids derived from the Greek word “arachne,” meaning spider), or joint-legged invertebrate animals, with eight legs, belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, in the subphylum Chelicerata, which boasts of almost 900 identified species. Tarantulas is a common name for … Read more

Black Ladybug

Black Ladybug

Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle, commonly termed Chilocorus Stigma, is endemic to the United States, as well as Canada, but is not commonly seen in the western parts of the Sierra Nevada. The population of this beetle is more in areas of California. It has been taken purposefully and introduced in the Hawaii region and has also … Read more