Oh Granny, what big teeth you’ve got.

The fangs of the Goliath Bird-eating Tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) can exceed ½” in length. Belying its name this tarantula generally feeds on invertebrates and small vertebrates such as frogs, lizards and rodents. This remarkable [...]

Spring Bees

Spring has sprung and before long the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will be inundated with school groups and Carpenter Bees. And while your first instinct will be to avoid them I promise you, [...]

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Sunday marked the start of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 21st – 27th). This is a joint promotional effort between a number of private organizations and governmental agencies to educate the American public on [...]