Category archives for Organisms

Botanical Wednesday: Bird poop onna stick

How romantic! I just learned that “the word mistletoe is a compound Old English word combining ‘mistel’ (which means “dung”) and ‘tan’ (which means twig) because it looks a bit like bird poop on a stick”.

From this worm? Sure you would.

Friday Cephalopod: It’s a montage!

Have you called her lately? Look at this mother octopus, clinging to a deep-sea cliff, hanging over the abyss, guarding her clutch of eggs.

May they rise to glory again!

This is devious: Mexican free-tailed bats have jamming sonar to disrupt competitor bats’ food hunting. It’s like there aren’t enough insects for everyone to eat!

Friday Cephalopod: Happy Halloween!

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is offering a selection of Halloween e-cards…and you can guess which one I’m sending to you!