Lisha Pace
Author for A-Z Animals

After a career of working to provide opportunities for local communities to experience and create art, I am enjoying having time to write about two of my favorite things - nature and animals. Half of my life is spent outdoors, usually with my husband and sweet little fourteen year old dog. We love to take walks by the lake and take photos of the animals we meet including: otters, ospreys, Canadian geese, ducks and nesting bald eagles. I also enjoy reading, discovering books to add to my library, collecting and playing vinyl, and listening to my son's music.


Top 9 Fastest Horses Picture

Horses are incredible animals of strength and speed. From the time of their domestication from wild horses around 4,000 BC until the invention of trains, they were still the fastest… Read More

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Great White Shark Picture

Key Points: The great maw of this shark holds up to 300 serrated teeth! As you'll see, these beasts can leap well out of the ocean to grasp prey. Humans… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 months ago


Aenocyon dirus, the dire wolf, was a massive carnivore during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene epochs. This means they lived sometime between 125,000 and 9,500 years ago. Although they… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Banded Krait Picture

The banded krait is among the most venomous snakes in all of Southeastern Asia. Despite its highly toxic venom, the banded krait is shy and elusive. When approached during the… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Hawk Moth Caterpillar Picture

“One of the largest caterpillars” Besides being one of the largest caterpillars, hawk moth caterpillars are among the prettiest and come in shades of green or greenish-blue. Unfortunately, a caterpillar… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Taipan Picture

“Taipan is the Most Venomous Snakes On Earth” It’s true that the taipan has fantastically potent venom, but it also benefits humans by eating vermin such as rats and mice.… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Inland Taipan Picture

The inland taipan is thought to produce one of the deadliest venoms in the world. The inland taipan, also known as the fierce snake, small-scaled snake, or western taipan, can… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Coastal Taipan Picture

It’s known as the third most venomous snake in the world. The coastal taipan is an Australian snake known for its potent venom. It lives on a diet of rats,… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Eastern Coral Snake Picture

“The Eastern Coral Snake is described as 'Beautiful and Dangerous” Also called the harlequin coral snake, this slender, jewel-toned elapsid is one of the most beautiful in the United States,… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Vine Snake Picture

A slender body and elongated snout give the vine snake a regal look. The vine snake is found in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. While all species of the vine… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Arizona Coral Snake Picture

The Arizona coral snake is among the most venomous snakes in North America. The Arizona coral snake, also known as the Sonoran coral snake or the Western coral snake, is… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Wahoo Fish Picture

Wanted for both fishing and eating While a member of the Scombridae family, the wahoo fish is neither a tuna nor a mackerel nor a bonito. Yet, this splendid blue… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Tennessee Walking Horse Picture

“The Tennessee Walking Horse is known for its unique running walk.” Tennessee Walking horses, aka Tennessee Walkers, are friendly, docile horses with three types of gaits. They have long, elegant… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Bullsnake Picture

A Bullsnake is considered "The farmer’s friend.” This big snake is one of the largest found in North America, especially in the United States and Canada. Though it can be… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Ural owl Picture

The Ural owl can be found in some of the coldest climates in Eurasia. This nocturnal bird is named for the Ural Mountains, generally considered to be a dividing line… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Owl Picture

Owls are exceptional hunters that can spot potential prey from up to half a mile away. Owls are a diverse group of animals that belong to their own separate order.… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Anole Lizard Picture

The name Anole Lizard refers to one of over 400 species of mostly color-changing lizards located primarily in South and Central America. One of the most charming residents of the… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Eclectus Parrot Picture

The beautifully colored Eclectus parrot is loved by many bird enthusiasts and pet owners alike. While this species is a rare find, they are medium-sized birds that predominantly live in… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Texas Spiny Lizard Picture

The Texas spiny lizard is a small reptile native to Mexico and the south-central region of the United States. It prefers to live in mesquite trees and lowland areas that… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Eastern Chipmunk Picture

“The eastern chipmunk is the largest of the chipmunks!” To humans, chipmunks are small and cute. The eastern chipmunk is the largest of these cuddlesome rodents, and it can be… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Jackrabbit Picture

“A black-tailed jackrabbit can cover ten feet of distance in just one leap” A black-tailed jackrabbit is a hare found in the south and western parts of the United States… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Crested Gecko Picture

“The crested gecko is known for its fake eyelashes ” The crested gecko is also called the eyelash gecko because its large eyes are framed with delicate spines that look… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Red-Eared Slider Picture

“The red-eared slider is the pet turtle to the World” Chances are you’ve had one of these pretty turtles with the red streak behind its eyes when you were a… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


Boomslang Picture

"Clothed in striking green colors, the boomslang glides elegantly between low-lying trees in search of food and shelter." This reptile has perhaps one of the most unusual and fun-sounding names… Read More

By Lisha Pace 2 years ago


10 Animal War Heroes Picture

Key Points: Many a warhorse has carried knights and soldiers into battle - But Warrior, and the soldier he carried, Captain Jack Seely, led their British regiments to victories during… Read More

By Lisha Pace 3 years ago


Bald Eagle Picture

"Some bald eagle's nests can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds." An endearing symbol of strength and power, the bald eagle is one of the most popular animals in all… Read More

By Lisha Pace 3 years ago


Top 8 Strangest Dog Breeds Picture

Key Points: Many of the strangest-looking dogs have adapted to their unique environments. For instance, with the appearance of a dreadlocked sheep, the Bergamasco Shepherd's thick, matted fur offers protection… Read More

By Lisha Pace 3 years ago