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My Little Stinky: Corpse Flower Cousin on Display at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
April 23, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Meet Lois’s baby cousin, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. It may not be as large or as smelly as the corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) that bloomed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in 2010, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome! It’s blooming in the Cockrell Butterfly Center right now, and by the end of the weekend, it should be […]

Moths: Butterflies’ Mysterious Cousins
November 5, 2009 · 3 Comments

photo credit: e³°°° Butterflies are probably the most popular insects ever! But what about moths? What’s their story? Why are they less popular than butterflies, considering the fact that there are nearly 250,000 species of them compared to only about 20,000 species of butterflies? This is one fact among a plethora of others that I’m sure you […]

Your Friend: The Roach
January 9, 2009 · 2 Comments

Often dogs are credited as “man’s best friend,” but I beg to differ.  I offer you instead the humble roach.  The usually and immediate reaction to the word “roach” (or the actual specimen) is disgust and panic.  I will fully admit that I don’t love them in our garage and that they give me the […]

Hummingbirds of the Night
November 11, 2008 · 5 Comments

A few nights ago I saw what I thought was a hummingbird – out way past its bedtime – whirring around the fragrant, long-tubed blooms of the Rangoon creeper in my back yard.  As I watched, several more of these curfew-breakers appeared, working the flowers all up and down the fence.  I soon realized that […]



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