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Birds #Image of a pair of Northern Cardinals facing each other, male on the left and female on the right.

Forty-eight million Americans call themselves birdwatchers. And, no wonder — birds are beautiful, entertaining and surprising.

Insects Close up of a European Honeybee, Apis mellifera, drawing nectar from the golden center of a purple-colored aster flower.

It took the nectar from five million flowers to make the pint of honey setting on a kitchen shelf. Honeybees worked from sunup to sundown.

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