Two new arachnids discovered in Brazilian caves (photos)

Scientists have discovered two new species of short-tailed whipscorpions (in the order Schizomida) in limestone caves in Brazil, according to a new paper published in PLoS ONE. The new species—dubbed Rowlandius ubajara and Rowlandius potiguara—add new knowledge to a group of arachnids that is little known in South America outside of the Amazon. “Schizomids occur […]

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Piping Plover – Charadrius melodus

For the last four years, I have been following and photographing a pair of piping plovers that have been nesting on the Beach Loop of Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary. The piping plovers have just hatched their new set of chicks. For more pictures and information, see my blog at,

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