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2007-03-08 00:10:00

PORTLAND, Maine -- Blustery winds and frigid temperatures couldn't shake the maternal instincts of a bald eagle caught on a 24-hour camera while protecting her newly laid egg in a nest perched 70 feet above the Down East coast. For the second year in a row, images from the camera mounted on another pine tree 45 feet away are allowing online viewers worldwide to peek in on the eagle's soon-to-be growing family by logging onto http://www.briloon.org As wind-chill readings hit 17-below-zero...

2006-05-05 19:13:23

MEQUON, Wis. (AP) - Two bald eagles seem to be making themselves at home in metro Milwaukee. The adult eagles built their nest in a small park along the Milwaukee River, about a mile west of Interstate 43. Several homeowners and a regular rower on the river say the nest was built in April - the first time in more than 100 years a bald eagle built a nest in southeastern Wisconsin. State ecologists spotted the birds in their nest this week, but they could not see whether any eggs were there,...

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2005-09-28 14:33:19

NASA -- On a crisp morning on the east coast of Florida, an American icon prepares for its maiden voyage. A thin layer of fog stretches lazily between the palmettos, slowly burning away in the morning sun. The tension mounts until the moment approaches. Then, with a sudden burst of movement, the great bird leaps from its launch pad, rising above the treetops and gliding away on the breeze. This scene plays out every spring at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but it's not a sleek space...


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Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia lignaria
2013-07-10 14:38:22

The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria), also known as the blue orchard bee, is a species of megachilid bee that is native to North America. Its range extends across the Rocky Mountains, where two subspecies are located. The nests of this species are made in natural hollows in which the bees will make separate rooms for larvae by creating walls with mud. The orchard mason bee can first be seen the early spring months, when temperatures reach about fifty-seven degrees Fahrenheit. Males leave...

African Arowana, Heterotis Niloticus
2012-12-26 17:21:10

The African arowana is native to the African region of Sahelo-Sudanese, Senegal, Gambia, also in the basins of Corubal, Volta, Oueme, Niger, Benoue, and Nile rivers, Lake Chad and Lake Turkana. This species is also found in parts of eastern Africa. The young live in swampy areas where there is an abundant supply of aquatic vegetation, while the adult live in the open water of lakes and rivers. It has been introduced in other countries of Africa and Madagascar, but has been reported by some...

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2010-02-03 16:02:04

Maiasaura, meaning "good mother lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Campanian age of the Upper Cretaceous Period (74 million years ago). It lived in what is now the state of Montana in the United States. It was discovered by paleontologist Jack Horner, whom was a paleontology advisor for the Jurassic Park movies. It was also co-discovered by Robert Makela. The dinosaur was named after finding a series of nests with egg and hatchling remains at Egg Mountain, in rocks of the Two Medicine...

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2007-10-26 12:30:07

The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus), occurs in western North America from central Oregon to northern Baja California and east as far as western Oklahoma though it wanders further afield out of the breeding season. It lives in foothills where the pinyon pines (Pinus edulis and Pinus monophylla) occur. It was first collected and described along the Maria River in northern Montana in 1833. The Pinyon Jay is between the North American Blue Jay and the Eurasian Jay in size. Its overall...

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2006-02-27 10:50:28

The Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca, from the family Accipitridae) is very similar to the Golden Eagle, only smaller and not as powerful. It measures 80 cm in length and has a wingspan of 200 cm. Imperial Eagles are distributed in South East Europe, West and Central Asia. The Spanish Imperial Eagle, found in Spain and Portugal, was formerly lumped with this species, the name Imperial Eagle being used in these circumstances; however the two are now regarded as separate species. In the...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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