Insect Antifreeze

Insect Antifreeze

How do butterflies survive freezing winters?  We often see butterflies early in the spring that could not have come from caterpillars. Why don’t the butterflies freeze and die? The Mourning Cloak butterfly hibernates in holes or behind loose bark and before it goes to...
Toxic Diet

Toxic Diet

  Did you know the koala feeds on eucalyptus leaves, which happen to be poisonous?   Koalas make their homes in these toxic trees, solely eating the poisonous leaves for nourishment and water. When koalas are placed into zoos, large quantities of poisonous leaves must...

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