Winter Is Coming: Where do the frogs go?

Winter is coming, what happens to the animals that have no fur and can’t produce their own body heat?  Frogs and other amphibians fit in this category.  Frogs are ectothermic, which means that they can’t produce their own body heat.  Some people refer to them as cold-blooded, but this is inaccurate.  Since frogs can’t produceContinue reading “Winter Is Coming: Where do the frogs go?”

Nudis: The Naked Truth

Dawn slowly emerges over the coastal horizon, spilling rays of light over the rocks and tidepools dotting the ocean shoreline.  The world slowly wakes up with the occasional calls of sandpipers and gulls growing more frequent.  The rolling crash of the low tide waves against the rocky shore creates a rain of mist forming rainbowsContinue reading “Nudis: The Naked Truth”

The Asexual Life of Brittle Stars

You may have heard the term “asexual” before.  There are two very different directions you can go with the term “asexual”, either asexual reproduction or asexual orientation.  One of these terms people can be, the other… not so much.  The one we are going to talk about here is asexual reproduction, the one humans cannotContinue reading “The Asexual Life of Brittle Stars”

Life and Leaves

Well hey there!  I know I have been slow to post, but I have an excuse (you can decide if it is good or not).  I took on a part-time job teaching at a college near me.  This is in addition to my already full-time environmental conservation focused job. Of course my opinions here areContinue reading “Life and Leaves”