Like a painted backdrop, sunset over the cabbage patch.
Photograph by Phil Koch via Horizons
The bark of Juniperus deppeana, also known as Alligator Juniper, is broken into a series of rectangular to square plates, superficially resembling an Alligator skin, hence the name of the tree.
Photo by Tom Check, tombothetominator, via Flickr
Photo by redbeartx via Flickr
Alligator Juniper bark texture – detail.
Some species of Argiope spiders, known also as writing spiders, make an extra silk zigzag pattern on their webs. These white decorations, called stabilimentum, reflect UV light, but their role is still unclear to scientists.
Although Argiope spiders do bite, they are not considered dangerous to humans.
The web-decorating Argiope Spider – Picture Gallery.
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A new scientific study, A novel resource–service mutualism between bats and pitcher plants, conducted by T. Ulmar Grafe shows that in Borneo, the small Hardwicke’s Woolly Bat, Kerivoula hardwickii, uses the carnivorous pitcher plant, Nepenthes rafflesiana elongata, as shelter and toilet. The study proves that the interaction with the bat appears to have a beneficial effect on Nepenthes [...]
Based on features of the skeleton, birds are considered to be dinosaurs’ descendants, so it can be told that dinosaurs are not extinct, but they adapted to fit the environment. The story is just opening up, because there are a lot of interesting issues for scientists to explore, for example the origin and the purpose [...]