The mute swan is native to Eurasia, but wild populations exist on other continents as well.
California is so full of Eucalyptus trees that they seem to be a natural part of the landscape.
The English term redwood seems to mean several related trees in the Sequoioideae subfamily.
The European rhinoceros beetle is one of the largest beetles found in Europe. It can grow up to nearly two inches long.
The grass eggar is a moth common all over Europe.
The box tree moth is native to East Asia but it has become an invasive pest all over Europe.
The common toad is one of the toad species found all over Europe.
The wasp spider ios a species of orb-weaver spider common in most parts of Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Even though the word hog conjures up the image of a porcine animal the groundhog is really a rodent.
The Jimson weed is a highly poisonous ‘medicinal’ plant spread all over the world.
The western conifer seed bug is a common pest in North America.
The shaggy ink cap mushroom is an edible mushroom common in most of Europe and also in North America.
The European green toad is an ubiquitous toad species found in most of Europe and the surrounding areas.
Lacewings are delicate looking flying insects in the order Neuroptera.
Dragonflies are carnivorous flying insects that rule the air in the insect world.
The red milkweed beetle is a longhorn beetle that actually lives on and eats milkweed.
Cicadas, just like crickets, are very noisy insects.
Chipmunks are small squirrel-like rodents mostly native to North America although there is at least one Siberian species.
The bold jumper spider is a jumping spider native to most of North America.
Leaf beetles feed on plant leaves sometimes stripping the whole plant of its foliage and destroying it.