More Magnificence

Catherine the Great, Hagar the Horrible, Andre the Giant, Ming the Merciless, and Pliny the Elder all have evocative names that describe a quality for which these individuals were known.

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Mimicry Masters

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, red-spotted purples live in praise of pipe vine swallowtails.  

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Peachy Keen

There is one simple rule in our house for summer guests that will ensure a repeat Vineyard invitation. 

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Hammerheads About

It's hammer time!

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Amber Snails

David Stanwood is a man of music and, of late, mollusks.

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Snake Eggs

It’s a girl! The big reveal didn't come with pink and blue fireworks, colored cake, or any other gender-reveal activities.

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Bathing Beauties

"Sun, sun, sun, here we come," might be the adapted Beatles song if sung by a bale, turn, or flotilla (all names for a group) of painted turtles.

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Warranted Warnings

Is it fair to forsake a whole category of creature?

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A Nutty Tale

Everybody’s got a story but Trip Barnes has more stories than anybody. 

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Weedy Wildflower

If we pull it off, it will be a great caper.

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