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Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016

Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius)

The Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) displays great color and pattern variation throughout its extensive distribution range – each form is stunningly beautiful in its own...

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Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016

Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops)

This is the Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops), a species more often heard than seen. It has a beautiful song, so nice in fact it is in danger from the pet trade. This was actually a surprise find one morning because we were at a site lower in elevation that they’re normally found. These birds are endemic the the highland forests of Costa Rica and Panama preferring elevations of over 750 meters to reside in. When not out singing, it’s a species that can be found skulking around, feeding on berries in lower vegetation. Most likely the reason it being found at a lower...

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European Mantis (Mantis religiosa)

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016

European Mantis (Mantis religiosa)

Today our Project Wild America crew let me play with one of their recent encounters, a European Mantis (Mantis religiosa). Jamestown’s urban habitats are just full of cool...

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Bumblebee & Beetle

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

Bumblebee & Beetle

One of the many, many bumblebees in my yard looked just off. When I caught it for a closer look, it had a hitchhiking beetle attached to one of its antenna! These flower beetles (Antherophaga sp.) feed on flowers as adults, but their larvae feed on detritus inside bumblebee nests. Apparently, the easiest way to get from one place to the other is to latch onto a passing bumblebee and go along for the ride! Who knew? Photographed for the Meet Your Neighbours global biodiversity project and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History. Twan Leenders RTPI...

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Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

So, here’s the deal: if you sneak into our blueberry patch, eat our berries and get yourself caught under the netting, then you have to sit for a few pictures! Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), photographed by RTPI President Twan Leenders for the Meet Your Neighbours global biodiversity...

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