The titles alone will make most adults squirm: ``The Really Wicked Droning Wasp, and Other Things That Bite and Sting''; ``The Really Hairy Scary Spider, and Other Creatures With Lots of Legs''; ``The Really Horrible Horned Toad
, and Other Cold, Clammy Creatures,'' and ``The Really Fearsome Blood-Loving Vampire Bat, and Other Creatures With Strange Eating Habits.
Currently, there are nine statewide Texas Nature Tracker projects that monitor species of concern in the state, including horned toads
, hummingbirds, prairie dogs, whooping cranes, mussels, turtles, and even bumblebees.
The invading ants typically wipe out many species of native insects and can cause food shortages for insect eaters, such as horned toads
, and create crises for ant-dispersed plants (SN: 10/20/01, p.
While Valley politicians have applauded the pledge to bring the fair back to the Valley in its 58th year, some share residents' concerns about traffic, noise and the possible destruction of habitat for roadrunners, horned toads
and black-tailed jackrabbits.
Bizarre-looking enemies like Bowling Ball Larvae, Suction-Cup Mutants, Kamikaze Flying Fish, King Ticks, Acrobatic Fleas, and Horned Toads
try to keep Bug, SuperFly and Maggot Dog from reaching their dreams of a movie stardom.