Each cocoon produced by silkworms can produce an unbroken strand of silk that stretches to a mile and a half. Learn more about sericulture.
The invasive, odiferous tree of heaven attracts pollinators but is toxic to other plants. It has human medicinal uses, but cutting alone encourages more growth.
Dioscorea bulbifera, the air potato, can grow as much as 8 inches in a day. It has been used in herbal remedies to treat dysentery, diarrhea, sores and tumors.
Katydids have numerous calls of different lengths, and robotics researchers have even used the insects to send messages into the environment.
The beaver is a clever architect whose ponds are important filters of surface water. Here are facts about the beaver and things you can do coexist with the species.