Like most snails, most Banded Tulip shells have a right handed spiral. With the opening facing you, and the point up, the shell spirals to your right. A few, lucky snails in most species spiral to the left. Why does that make them lucky?
What began as an investigation of an urban legend quickly turned into an investigation of several other urban legends. This combines my enthusiasm for birds, food, and science myths, so I warn you that I may get long winded ( or long fingered since I am typing.)
Another photo of yesterday's rattlesnake. A rattlesnake's venom is primarily used as a safe way to kill rodents and other prey. The snake bites its prey, and then waits for it to die before eating it. How can the rattlesnake eat the prey without being poisoned?
Food Web Tag is a classic game that helps people understand how food webs work, letting them see how changing one thing can cause changes across the food web. You can play with as few as 5or 6 people, but it is much better if you have at least 15. To try this, you will need:
This is the part of the food web that most people don't like to think about. What happens to an organism after it dies? While that may seem to be a sad thought, it is a very important part of the web of energy and nutrients that connect all living things.