Category: Nature

Confused about what makes a deer a deer and a reindeer a reindeer? You are not the only one. Apart from being able to tell which one is Bambi and which one is Rudolph, many...
What is a wolf? The dog’s wild cousin. Then what is a coyote? The dog’s even wilder cousin, the one they’d seat at the farthest table at a family get-together. If you’re having trouble telling...
We need to face it. We are not as connected to the great outdoors as past generations have been. While they were well versed in more natural things, we are of a more urban inclination...
Do you know people who use words in comparisons but do not really know what those words mean? Who refer to a drizzle as a typhoon or a splash as a tsunami? Do you have...
Fun fact: A forest is still a forest if it is legally declared as such, even if there is not a single tree in sight. Ever wondered how a forest can be different from the...
Why is it that brown bears and grizzly bears look almost exactly alike? Is this the main reason these terms are used interchangeably? Read on to find out. Summary Table Brown Bear Grizzly Bear One...
It can be a bit tricky to tell these widely diverse amphibians apart without having to take a closer look. If you are the type who would rather run at the sight of a frog...
Did you know that the mucous secreted by slugs and snails is essential to the survival of these gastropods (stomach walkers)? Keep on reading to find out more about these curious critters. Summary Table Slug...
The terms deer tick and wood tick commonly describe various subgroups of ticks. These terms are often used interchangeably, particularly depending on the location. If these terms are often interchanged, how does one tell them...
Try posting an image of a pig-like animal on social media and asking what animal it is. Although it’s highly likely that you get different responses such as pig, hog, swine or even boar, they...