Monday, June 24, 2024

Grass skippers are butterflies’ erratic flappers, focused on a plant buffet while becoming prey

Warbling vireos are notable for endless singing, but it’s in nest-building that these birds astonish

The solitary and secretly peaceful carpenter bee may evolve before our eyes into a social species

Rose-breasted grosbeaks fly 500 miles in a night, gambling conditions will be fine after migration

Red-banded leafhoppers produce nanoparticles that could lead humans into scientific miracles

Northern flicker birds say ‘yuck, yuck, yuck,’ which you might say to its appetite for ants

How painted turtles survive months submerged at a pond’s bottom without eating or breathing

Land snails feel alien, but their love darts prove it’s always easier to be a father than a mother

Revisiting the Carolina wren, which stays with us the full winter long and sometimes pays the price

Millipedes are bizarre in a dozen different ways, but they don’t bite and curl up when threatened