When danger is near.
To climb to a treetop
Or hiss full of fear.
But when these two fail
He tries this instead,
Rolls up like a ball
And pretends he is dead.
From the book "The Opossums" by Anne LaBastille
...and every common bush afire with God, but only he who sees takes off his shoes,the rest sit around and pick blackberries. -Elizabeth Browning
Animal of the Day
1. Phylum Porifera - The Sponges:
2. Phylum Coelenterata – The Coelenterates: jellyfish, hydras, corals
3. Phylum Platyhelminthes – The Flatworms: planaria, tapeworms
4. Phylum Nematoda – The Roundworms
5. Phylum Annelida – The Segmented Worms: earthworm, leech, sandworm
6. Phylum Arthropoda – The Arthropods: insects, spiders, crustaceans
7. Phylum Mollusca – The Mollusks: clams, snails, oysters, octopus
8. Phylum Echinodermata – The Echinoderms: sea stars, sea urchins
9. Phylum Chordata – The Chordates: fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals