Bats, the only mammal capable of full-powered flight, are vital to controlling insect pests that annoy humans and threaten farm crops. A single bat can catch from 500 to 1000 insects such as mosquitos, moths, beetles, gnats, and crickets, in just one hour. Issued in time for Halloween invitations, t..
During the stark winter months, it is always uplifting to see the bright plumage of birds outside. Birds that stay in one place year round are equipped to deal with the cold temperatures. However, there are certain things a bird lover can do to help them survive the long and cold winter.
People have revered birds of prey throughout history. Watching them effortlessly soar in the skies or dive to catch prey with unbelievable speed made some people think these creatures did not belong to this world.
Many cultures believed raptors were gods or messengers that brought guidance. I..
In 2021, the United States Postal Service issued a new non-denominated additional-ounce stamp. It was printed in two formats – a pane of 20 and coil of 100 – and pictured a brush rabbit. The stamp design featured existing artwork by designer and illustrator Dugald Stermer. Stermer ..
Few cartoon characters are as remembered and loved as Bugs Bunny. His antics have been making people of all ages laugh since he first appeared on-screen in A Wild Hare in 1940. While his design has been updated a bit over the years, his famous Brooklyn accent and catchphrase, “Eh… What’s..
The 'dogface' name comes from a wing pattern resembling a dog's face (some think it looks like a poodle) which is found on the male of the species. Its wings are an iridescent bluish-black, orange and sulfur- yellow in color. The female has a small black dot on each of its yellow fore- wings. The ty..
The Colorado hairstreak butterfly graces the eighth non-machineable butterfly stamp for use on irregularly sized envelopes, such as square greeting cards, invitations, or announcements.The stamp art was digitally created using images of preserved butterflies as a starting point. The result is a high..
The Common Buckeye butterfly is found across much of the United States in the summer season. In autumn, hordes of the butterflies along the East Coast migrate south. The eyespots on the wings serve to startle predatory birds. The Common Buckeye stamp was issued in three formats – with an 11 ¼ perf, ..
Americans have been intrigued by Elephants since the first one arrived on our shores in 1796. The cute and fun stamp from the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the affection and ever-evolving connection between humans and elephants. A fanciful, digital illustration of an elephant interacting with its y..
America’s natural bounty includes an astounding variety of unique and priceless wildlife. Under the Endangered Species Act, which marks its 50th anniversary in 2023, more than 1,600 imperiled plant and animal species are safeguarded to increase their chances of survival. With this pane of 20 stamps,..
With this Priority Mail® stamp, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the Florida Everglades. Spanning some 2 million acres in southern Florida, from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, the Everglades is one of the largest wetlands in the world and the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading b..
Features digital illustrations of four North American frogs: the Pacific tree frog, the northern leopard frog, the American green tree frog and the squirrel tree frog. Working with a primarily green color palette and touches of brown, artist Nancy Stahl captured the essence of each animal with enoug..