Safety first people. Safety first.
Beneficial Bug of the Day: The Fiery Searcher, Calosoma scrutator
Fiery Searchers are large colorful ground beetles. All ground beetles are predatory. Their main source of prey are caterpillars, which has also earned them the name Caterpillar Hunter. This makes them highly beneficial to both your garden and our crops. These beetles can live up to 3 years as adults. I chose this particular ground beetle as the bbotd, because it has the added benefit of simply being stunning.
Remember, ask before you smush!
The Megalodon Shark and Helicoprion: two mysterious, extinct sharks that have left fossilized clues of their existence in the form of their teeth (and some vertebrae). Get a close look at the largest shark tooth and a very unusual tooth whorl with Emily Graslie of The Brain Scoop.
A brilliantly simple visual explanation in just two minutes: the dog’s variable meandering represents the weather, while Dr. Tyson’s steady path represents climate change. This is how rising global temperatures and very cold winters can happen all at the same time.
“Keep your eye on the man, not the dog.”