Attenborough’s Pitcher Plant

Sir Attenborough’s Pitcher Plant a quaint picture indeed. This Mount Victoria pitcher patch is where these pitchers feed. A pitcher plant’s a pitcher filled with a liquid condition For animals to drown inside and provide the plant nutrition. Sir Attenborough’s Pitcher Plant’s pitcher serves dual function By housing insect larva in a layer of liquid […]

Easter Sunday

Easter Eggs If you travel Fringed Hill in New Zealand fair Take care for fragile eggs grow there. They are not laid, or set or placed. They grew from mycological lace. It runs ‘neath the ground, in threads microscopic Until its fruiting body becomes periscopic Popping out of the ground brown and round till it […]

Giant Wet

For amphibians existing as two-handers You can’t beat the Chinese Giant Salamanders. An animal known to be relatively vicious In that it finds its own kind highly delicious. Like all salamanders, it makes and lays eggs, Which hatch, start to eat, and someday grow legs. It lives in the water, in crevices shady. It’s also […]

Corals

(To the tune of Lorde’s Royals – I might do a video as it’s hard to read it) A Cnidarian colonial Existing with motility sessile The reef is quite baronial For all the creatures in which to nestle Such as the sponges, clownfish, purple nudibranches – Turtles, urchins, zooxanthelae patches. They don’t care – it’s […]

Here There Be Dragons

Egg laid upon leafHatch into verdant shoreside.Swim toward future.Nymph within waterCascading jaws intake preyMosquitoes beward.Dragonfly on the postMolted wings dried by suns’ warmth –Soar across water.Wings dry from sunshineDragonfly of last moltingSoar across water.Halfway to our goal, I felt time for Haiku was ripe. Haiku are easy, but hard. Great ones escape me, but they […]

Pangolin Sandwich

Some choose to dine in a life of fine living and exotic meat – Is the life of Pangolins worth only a tasty treat? Let us document with vigor, in rigorous alliance To determine the flavor of one through double-blinded science! Our goal is narrow, simple, clear – are pangolins delicious? Accompanied with wine or […]

Bumble

What power in flights of the bumblebee Hovering abuzz among sweet flowers I admit one so small does humble me. Blossom to bloom, wings flap and rumble free Climbing petals to apex of bower What power in flights of the bumble bee. Swiping pollen to stamen in umbel sea Sipping nectar, flitting hour to hour […]

Lemur

How would you like another primate that I think’s a thriller? And it’s barely the size of a quarter gorilla! It’s adaptable, different, one for all niches! Yet so similar, you can’t tell which is whiches! The silky sifaka may be in danger the most – Mouse lemurs are smaller than toast. The Bamboo is […]