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A Mexican jumping bean moth, Cydia deshaisiana, on the seed of the desert shrub, Sebastiania pavoniana, at the University of Florida at Gainesville.

The moth lays an egg inside the seed. The caterpillar then eats the inside of the seed, reacting to heat and light, moving or ‘jumping’ the seed to get out of the sun in the desert. The caterpillar eventually hatches out to complete the life cycle.

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A Mexican jumping bean moth, Cydia deshaisiana, on the seed of the desert shrub, Sebastiania pavoniana, at the University of Florida at Gainesville.

The moth lays an egg inside the seed. The caterpillar then eats the inside of the seed, reacting to heat and light, moving or ‘jumping’ the seed to get out of the sun in the desert. The caterpillar eventually hatches out to complete the life cycle.

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At Anastasia Island State Park, home to the federally endangered Anastasia Island beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus phasma).

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A pod of milkweed broken open to show the seeds in a woman’s hand.

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A federally threatened Southeastern beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris). There are only a few thousand of this species left.

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A federally threatened Southeastern beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris). There are only a few thousand of this species left.

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A federally threatened Southeastern beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris). There are only a few thousand of this species left.

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A volunteer collects seeds from wildflowers and native grasses to plant. Since they were never farmed, old graveyards are prime locations for finding the original tallgrass that has virtually disappeared elsewhere on the Great Plains.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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A volunteer displays native prairie seeds collected from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut CreekNWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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Volunteers collect native prairie seed from the Polk City (IA) cemetery to restore the nearby Walnut Creek NWR. The cemetery is one of the few remaining stands of virgin prairie in Iowa.

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