Unless and until Elon Musk builds his utopian, union-free colony on Mars or whatever, you only have one planet to stomp around on. And it’s kind of messed-up how little you probably know about it! Sure, you might know that wombats produce cubes of waste, but riddle me this: What’s the only lizard on Earth that hangs out in the ocean? You may have a pitcher plant hanging in your bathroom, but did you know about the species of pitcher plant so big, it subsists on shrews? You may have heard a thing or two about the Suez Canal, but have you ever thought about the native Mediterranean fish who suddenly had to fend off a whole host of new Red Sea competition?
You haven’t? Seems a little irresponsible, no? I think you owe it to this planet and the creatures you share it with to read on, and learn a couple of things about the exploding population of urban foxes in the United Kingdom, the vegetable sheep of New Zealand, and if you dare, the emerging problem of armored bedbugs.