Images of individual organisms
- Turtle A turtle for all herpetophiles.
butterfly. A butterfly that is highly
poisonous due to the fact that it accumulates cardiac glycosides
by eating milkweed plants as a larva.
- Viceroy. An attractive butterfly
longlegs. An arthropod that is not
really a spider.
deer. A common grazer in eastern
(Sparganium) A wetland species that has
head-like clusters of green flowers.
- Seedlings of
This shot shows a population of jewelweed seedlings in the Kirby
Park Natural Area of Luzerne County. The two photosynthetic
cotyledons of each seedling are clearly visible. Jewelweed is an
interesting forest species because, as an annual, populations must
develop from seed each year. The species is immensely successful
in the Kirby Park Natural Area, forming an almost pure stand
throughout much of the park.
- Follicles of
the common milkweed (Asclepias
Milkweed produces its seeds within pods, which are technically
known as follicles. Each follicle is made up of a single carpel
and splits open along a single suture.
fungus on trunk This image shows a cut
tree stump adjacent to South River Street in Wilkes-Barre on which
the fruiting bodies of several large fungi are borne. The fruiting
bodies represent the reproductive portions of a fungus that has
apparently invaded the stump, and is undoubtedly decomposing
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Klemow, Ph.D., Biology Department,
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre,
PA 18766. (570) 408-4758,