Category: Jim Knox

Wildly Successful: The Eastern Newt

There is a creature roaming Fairfield County forests which hides a secret. Less than 4 inches long, it possesses a potent toxin. Yet even more intriguing, it possesses a trait which the world's leading researcher scientists are actively attempting to decode.

Wildly Successful: The Glacier Rock Crawler

Known to science for less than a century, there is an entire family of creatures whose mere existence opens our eyes a bit wider. Inhabiting the planet's most remote and inhospitable regions, these nocturnal animals exist in zones we considered barren. Join us to learn their identity and their long guarded secrets for survival.

The Epitome of Adaptability

Known to the Massachusetts Bay and Virginia colonists, these creature provided life-saving sustenance to the new world explorers. At home in both the Boreal forests of the Yukon and the dense jungles of Panama, its adaptability is legendary. Join us to meet this Greenwich resident.

The Healing Power of Nature Will Amaze You

Mother Nature has a superpower known as healing. From animals who can replace 4,000 teeth in a lifetime, to beasts who can regenerate limbs and tails, these creatures roam the planet's wilds, meeting adversity head on. Read on to learn their secrets.

Scientists Rush to Save the African Bush Elephant

Elephants are far more than the planet's largest land animals. They are true ecosystem engineers responsible for creating water holes, transforming forests to grasslands, and germinating hundreds of species of trees, fruit and grasses. Read on to learn more about these astounding creatures and how we can all protect them.

A Tiny Shrew Packs a Mighty Punch

Each year an astounding 20,000 new species are discovered. Among them are some of the most fascinating life forms on the planet. Meet a tiny wonder named after the Norse God of Thunder.

The Scorpion Eating Mouse from Down South

In the wilderness of America's Sonoran Desert lurks a virtually unknown carnivore. It stalks the night, on the hunt for fatal prey. Incredibly, this creature harbors a gene which blocks pain and provides immunity to venom.

You’ll Be Surprised by The World’s Toughest Creature

Recent scientific discoveries have shed light on the planet's most resilient animals. Able to colonize a cooling lava field, swim within a scalding geothermal spring, and incredibly, survive unprotected in outer space, they have no rivals. Read on to meet these astounding creatures.
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