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Just north of Flagstaff is the Sunset Crater Volcano - Sometime between 1040 and 1100, a series of eruptions—the only eruptions in the Southwest indisputably witnessed by local peoples — brought the dormant San Francisco Volcanic Field back to life.
Cave-like lava tubes and cracks in the lava flows serve the needs of insects, spiders, lizards, and rodents. Bats also inhabit some of these spaces, flying out at night to feed. Birds, given their ability to fly freely between nesting and feeding sites, can be seen – and heard – throughout the monument. Among them are Steller’s jays, pinyon jays, black-chinned hummingbirds, white-breasted nuthatches, ravens, and crows. Golden eagles and several species of hawks watch from above. But the monument is surrounded by pine forests which provide foraging habitat for mule deer, elk, pronghorn, bobcat, and coyote, and are home to a variety of small mammals, including the Abert squirrel, cottontail rabbit, and porcupine.
There has been some recent work on what exactly you are getting when you purchase spices. “Imported spices from Indian, Mexico found cotaminated with salmonella and excreta.”
12% contaminated with insect fragments, whole insects, and rodent hairs and 7% contaminated with salmonella, a toxic bacteria that can cause severe illness in humans.
So remember those bargains aren’t always bargains. Shop wisely!
I think most food manufacturers take pride in producing their products but things happen from time to time. Have you ever found anything in your food? Comments please.
Insects are incredibly adaptable creatures and have evolved to live successfully in most environments on earth, including deserts and even the Antarctic. The only place where insects are not commonly found is in the oceans.
The blood of insects is yellow.
A botfly is known to fly at a speed of 1300 km/hr, which makes it faster then an aircraft.
A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn in a day.
The oldest known insect on Earth is the cockroach. Cockroaches date back 350 million years ago.
I had the opportunity to meet a rather intesresting author the other day (Conrad Storad) – I was impressed with his book “Fang and Stinger – An Arachnid Story”. Not only does he take the child on a great adventure but he also teaches them along the way with his books. Please check out his books Five Star Publications.
480.250.9071 (days) or 480.897.7660 (evenings) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to him at:
Conrad J. Storad
Author, Editor, Science Writer
7726 S. El Camino Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284-1442