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National Moth Week | Nature Nation
National Moth Week | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the world. This week, in recognition of National Moth Week (July 18-26), we've chosen to highlight its namesake project.

Participants can contribute data that will help map moth distribution and shed light on the lifestyles of ...

 How Carnivorous Caterpillars Attack Their Prey

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How Carnivorous Caterpillars Attack Their Prey

Nearly all caterpillars are herbivores, but not this one. Caterpillars on the islands of Hawaii have evolved with claws that are more suited to catching live prey. Watch the clever way they attack their meals.

 Infographic: Dung Beetle Navigation
Infographic: Dung Beetle Navigation

This animated infographic looks at how the dung beetle navigates in both daytime and nighttime hours, moving its dung ball in a straight line in an effort to avoid other male beetles that might try to steal the precious resource.

  Bird Superfood
Bird Superfood

Migrating from South Africa, a flock of Sand Martins feed on mayflies along the river banks of Hungary. The insects provide an abundance of food for the large populations of birds nesting near the water. In this scene from EARTHFLIGHT: Europe, Sand Martins glide just above the water's surface, catching ...

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Earth Navigators

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Seasonal changes impel a wide variety of creatures, from whooper swans to monarch butterflies, to begin their epic migrations to ancient feeding, mating, and breeding grounds, sometimes covering thousands of miles and employing ingenious methods to reach their destinations.