Crustaceans & Mollusks

Exploring Nature, April 2022

Exploring Nature, April 2022

In April and May, wildebeest herds move northwest to central Serengeti. They follow the new grass growth.April and May are times to hunt morel mushrooms in the mid-South and Midwest.Check vernal...

Sand, Shells, and Waves

Sand, Shells, and Waves

It was morning on the seashore. The sun was just peeking over the horizon, sending a warm glow over the dozens of little waves at its feet. The sea gulls were already calling and swooping over the...

Favorite Focus… July 2021

Favorite Focus… July 2021

I found this rock in a cave by our house. Photo © Nate Carlen, Chewelah, WA. I took a walk to our pond, and was delighted to find this large crayfish in a shallow puddle. Photo © Timothy David...

Tropical Terror

Tropical Terror

What strikes with the force of a bullet, can shatter aquarium glass, has a painted shell to rival the most beautiful peacock, and sees even more colors than we do? Mantis Shrimp near Nusa Kode...

A Clammy Introduction

A Clammy Introduction

Clams. Photo © Derek Yoder. The mud squirted up between my toes, like chocolate frosting squeezed from an icing bag. I only wished it smelled as good. As my feet sank into the sticky ooze, an ugly...