A zoo in Tennessee welcomed a spotless baby giraffe this week. This pattern is so unusual that the baby is the only known spotless giraffe in the world. Fortunately, her lack of natural camoflague won’t make her a target for predators like it might in the wild.
Cauliflory is a phenonemon where plants produce flowers and fruits directly from their trunks and branches. The Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum) is a stunning example.
This poem by Matthew Olzmann lives rent free in my head at all times.