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The Hummingbird Whisperer: A UCLA Researcher Cultivates a Community of 200 Hummingbirds Outside Her Window | Colossal

Photographer Melanie Barboni is an assistant researcher at UCLA’s Earth, Planetary and Space Science Program where she installed a hummingbird feeder outside her office window in hopes of seeing the elusive birds and maybe snapping a photo. Two years and … Continue reading

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Footage of Over 30 Hummingbirds Splashing in a Birdbath | Colossal

Youtuber WildWingsLA has a special birdbath setup specifically for hummingbirds outside their Beverly Hills home. Known for being territorial, it’s rare to see so many birds at once, but at times the frame fills with dozens of them. Fun fact: … Continue reading

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27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

156 views Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw … Continue reading

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Photographer Nicky Bay Documents Mirror Spiders Adjusting their Silver Plates to Appear More Reflective | Colossal

For the last several years Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay (previously here and here) has been documenting the life of the mirror spider, an unusual arthropod whose abdomen is covered in bright reflective panels that appear almost metallic. Bay recently noticed … Continue reading

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Local lobsterman hauls in a rare blue lobster off Plymouth – The Boston Globe

It was Wayne Nickerson’s second blue lobster over his 35-year career. Officials say the odds of catching one are 1 in 2 million, although sightings have increased recently in Massachusetts. Source: Local lobsterman hauls in a rare blue lobster off … Continue reading

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Massive Coral Reef Discovered in the Amazon River — FOX40

American and Brazilian researchers collected this sample of coral. (Courtesy: Lance Willis/UGA) (CNN) — The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to flesh-eating piranhas, has revealed a new treasure — a massive coral reef that … Continue reading

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Whales have a sensory organ unlike anything we’ve ever seen

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Old Military Planes Could Drop 900,000 Tree-Bombs a Day : TreeHugger

Image: a C-130 Hercules dropping something other than tree-bombs.Suggestsoft I’ve always felt that planting trees was simply too much of a non-violent affair. Digging holes, lowering in saplings, filling them with soil — yawn. Where’s the action, the excitement, the … Continue reading

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Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets

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