American Holly
American Holly

American Holly

American Holly (Ilex opaca) is an evergreen shrub and tree that grows 10-20 meters tall from Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas. Holly leaves are a glossy green and range 5-7.5 cm long and 2-4

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Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)
Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

A common mammal species throughout the Eastern and Midwestern US, the Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial to live North of Mexico.  They range from southern Canada to northern Costa Rica

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Grass Shrimp
Grass Shrimp

Grass Shrimp

Grass shrimp have multiple common names, including grass shrimp, popcorn shrimp, glass shrimp, glass pawns, jumpers, and hardbacks.  Compared to commercial species of shrimp, grass shrimp are

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Wood Stork
Wood Stork

Wood Stork

The Wood Stork is a large, white wading bird with black flight feathers. This bird has a long, decurved bill on its bald head. Its wingspan averages 5.5 feet, making it unmistakable in

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Northern Gannet
Northern Gannet

Northern Gannet

The Northern Gannet is a large seabird, and the largest member of the gannet family. These birds have long, slender, black-tipped wings with wingspans reaching about 70 inches from tip to tip.

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Leatherback Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Adult leatherback. Photo: Virginia Herpetological Society The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest of the world’s seven species of

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