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Slime Molds - Photo (c) kim fleming, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Slime Molds Info
Myxogastria or myxogastrids, formerly known as Myxomycota, is a class of Mycetozoa, itself a grouping of slime moulds, that contains 5 orders, 14 families, 62 genera and 888 species. They are colloquially known as the plasmodial or acellular slime moulds. (From Wikipedia)
Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander - Photo (c) Brian Gratwicke, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander Info
The Northern Gray-cheeked Salamander (Plethodon montanus) is a species of salamander in the Plethodontidae family. It is endemic to the eastern United States. (From Wikipedia)
Blue-bead Lily - Photo (c) manual crank, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Blue-bead Lily Info
Clintonia borealis (commonly Blue-bead lily or Clintonia, also Clinton's Lily, Corn Lily, Cow Tongue, Yellow Beadlily, Yellow Bluebeadlily, Snakeberry, Dogberry, Straw Lily), is a perennial forest plant found in eastern North America. It was once classified within the genus Convallaria. (From Wikipedia)
Bee Flies - Photo (c) Royal Tyler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Bee Flies Info
The Bombyliidae are a family of flies. Their common name is bee flies. Adults generally feed on nectar and pollen, some being important pollinators. Larvae generally are parasitoids of other insects. (From Wikipedia)
Swainson's Thrush - Photo (c) Minette Layne, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Swainson's Thrush Info
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), also called Olive-backed Thrush, is a medium-sized thrush. It is a member of Catharus genus and is typical of it in terms of its subdued coloration and beautiful voice. Swainson's Thrush was named after William Swainson, an English ornithologist. (From Wikipedia)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Photo (c) Melissa McMasters, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Info
The Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) is a cuckoo (pronounced cuck-coo). Common folk-names for this bird in the southern United States are Rain Crow and Storm Crow. These likely refer to the bird's habit of calling on hot days, often presaging thunderstorms. (From Wikipedia)
Northern Gannet - Photo (c) Xavier Ceccaldi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Northern Gannet Info
The northern gannet (Sula bassana) is a seabird and it is the largest member of the gannet family, Sulidae. It has the same colours as the Australasian gannet and is similar in appearance. Nesting in colonies as large as 60,000 pairs on both sides of the north Atlantic this bird undertakes seasonal migrations and is a spectacular high-speed diver. (From Wikipedia)
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