Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Other Side

Where The Grass Is Always Greener

Frog Friday – Gold & Green

Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea) Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Weedy Wednesday – “Uh-oh. I forgot my handkerchief.”

Annual Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? The common name “ragweed” is thought to come from the tendency of the plant’s pollen to cause runny noses.


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Mammal Monday – Carnivorous Cutie

Meet a recently discovered carnivorous mammal, the olinguito. Olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Why Study Chemistry?

Whether you realize it or not, you are already all chemists to a certain extent. Each time you eat a meal, start your car, or simply take a deep breath, you are causing chemical reactions to occur. The growth, development, … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Widemouth in Waiting

The Surinam Horned Frog is unique because its exceptionally large mouth is over 1.5 times wider than the overall length of its body. Surinam Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cornuta)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the call of the Surinam Horned Frog


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Weedy Wednesday – Lucky Charm

Clover (Trifolium spp.)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – “It’s Pretty Much My Favorite Animal.”

Female and Male Ligers (Panthera leo × Panthera tigris)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Forming From Foam

White-lipped Frog (Leptodactylus fragilis)Image from Wikimedia Commons This species lays its eggs in foamy nests created from skin secretions. These foamy masses can be found in holes dug in the ground by the male. The larvae live in the watery … Keep Reading


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Weedy Wednesday – Blowin’ in the Wind

Dandelion Seed (Taraxacum officinale)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? Dandelions produce seeds asexually by apomixis, in which the seeds are produced without pollination. This results in offspring that are genetically identical clones.


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Mammal Monday – Precious Prehensile Pangolin

Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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