The Question: As I worked in the garden, an earthworm came wriggling toward me, followed by a toad. When the worm changed course, the toad followed, looking as if it wanted to bite the worm. Do toads eat worms?
The Question: I enjoyed your article on the Indian Pipe (at CuriousNature.net). I live in SE Wisconsin and I was thrilled to find some of these wonderful plants in my wooded yard. How rare is this plant? I have lived in this area all most all of my 50 years and have not seen one until last week?
The Question: A seabird showed up every day to circle our sailboat 200-300 miles northeast of the Bahamas. One day there were 3 of them, but most days there was just one. It looked ‘gull-like’ and was very white with striking black trim around the trailing edge of his wing feathers. The tail is long and string-like in appearance (versus a fan of feathers). What bird is this?
The Question: In Michigan in early July, thousands of tiny, clear, oily, bead-like things were scattered all over the beach along the water line. We were wondering if they were a natural occurrence or some kind of pollution.
Submitted by: Sara, MI (The picture to the left was taken with a cell phone.)
The Question: I recently I saw an eel-like fish while swimming in the sea in Rockport, MA. It looked around 3 feet (1 meter) long and was white/grey with black stripes (running from nose to tail, not vertically). It moved like an eel. We were in water that was around 3 feet (1 meter) deep, no snorkeling/diving mask. It was very sandy, no rocks at all. Not sure how many stripes exactly – my impression was that it was black stripes on a silver/white body…perhaps 12 or so thin stripes running nose to tail. We saw it three times (or maybe different individuals). I would love to know what it was.