Underpainting of a tree in Sefton park during early spring. Soon to be populated with daffodils.

The ogre faced spider makes a net instead of a web. It's silk is not stick, but is woven in a way that the tiny fibres cause strong intermolecular forces (like a geckos foot) that ensnare prey at the slightest touch. The spider sits and waits, holding it's net, which it throws at prey when... Continue Reading →

Ringed plovers fake injury to draw predators away from their nests. The run away or sit pretending to have broken wings, holding them in wonky positions or flapping them feebly. This is called a distraction display.

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