|Image: Biopix, G Drange|
Friday, 30 December 2011
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
This here is the Lion's Mane Mushroom, also known as the Bearded Tooth Mushroom, Pom Pom Mushroom and lots of other names involving beards and hedgehogs. Also Hericium erinaceus, and according to Google Translate erinaceus means 'hedgehog'. So that's nice.
Sunday, 25 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
|Image: Aleš Kocourek|
Friday, 16 December 2011
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
|Image: Michel Vuijlsteke via Flickr|
Spitting Spiders do exactly what it sounds like they do. I remember Spider Man could squirt out a gooey mess, and he was 15 when he got bitten by that radioactive spider so... no, never mind. The point is, was Spider Man's gooey mess poisonous? I don't think it was!
Monday, 12 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
|Image: Colon Archilla, Alfredo|
Red Setwing, Dythemis rufinervis
Dragonflies and Damselflies together form the order Odonata and also happen to comprise some of the objectively best, living things in the world, ever... FACT!
Being so closely related you can appreciate that they'd be pretty similar, but there are also some clear differences. It isn't that the local villagers have to offer up a Damselfly every year to stop the ferocious Dragonfly from coming into town all angry and hungry, but the Dragons are the more formidable beast.
Friday, 9 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Oh dear me, no.
It wasn't long after the Cookiecutter Shark that I discovered they have a big brother. It's in a different genus and dissimilar in many ways, but the Kitefin Shark is more closely related to the Cookiecutter than it is to any other shark. Also... TEETH!