Patrick Sather
Author for A-Z Animals


10 Spiders in Wisconsin Picture

When most people think of Wisconsin, they think of cheese, beer, or sports teams like the Green Bay Packers. However, The Badger State also has a rich natural history, as… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 days ago


10 Incredible Gecko Facts Picture

Geckos are reptiles belonging to the infraorder Gekkota. There exist nearly 1,500 different gecko species worldwide distributed across every continent except Antarctica. Geckos range in size from the 14-inch long… Read More

By Patrick Sather 6 days ago


10 Incredible Dung Beetle Facts Picture

The term dung beetle refers to numerous species in the superfamily Scarabaeoidea. Most dung beetles belong to the subfamilies Aphodiinae and Scarabaeinae, the latter of which are often called true… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 weeks ago


10 Spiders in West Virginia Picture

West Virginia's official nickname is The Mountain State, which makes sense given its location in the Appalachian Mountains. The state's rugged geography has allowed it to harbor many species of… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 weeks ago


10 Spiders in Wyoming Picture

Wyoming is known for its rugged scenery, including mountains, hot springs, and forests. The Equality State is also home to many different kinds of plants and animals, ranging from bison… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 weeks ago


10 Spiders in Washington Picture

When most people think of Washington they think of Seattle, Starbucks or its several successful sports teams. At the same time, The Evergreen State also features breathtaking scenery and is… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 weeks ago


10 Spiders in Virginia Picture

Virginia has a long history dating back thousands of years to the indigenous tribes that live there. More recently, it became the first permanent English colony in the Americas and… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 weeks ago


10 Spiders in Tennessee Picture

When most people think of Tennessee, they think of Nashville, barbeque, or country music. The Volunteer State also has a rich natural history with geography ranging from rugged mountains to… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 weeks ago


10 Spiders in Vermont Picture

Vermont is famous for its excellent skiing, maple syrup, and rich history. The Green Mountain State also boasts beautiful scenery, from gorgeous mountains to swampy wetlands. The state is home… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 weeks ago


10 Spiders in Utah Picture

Utah is a state with many nicknames; The Mormon State, Land of the Saints, The Deseret State, and - officially - The Beehive State. Many of these names refer to… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 weeks ago


10 Spiders in Texas Picture

When most people think of Texas they think of the Alamo, Tex-Mex and barbecue, and ranching. The Lone Star State also boasts beautiful scenery and a wide variety of animals.… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 weeks ago


10 Spiders in South Carolina Picture

South Carolina is well-known for its beaches and historic towns. That said, the state also boasts a colorful assortment of wildlife. After all, it shares its nickname, The Palmetto State,… Read More

By Patrick Sather 1 month ago


10 Spiders in South Dakota Picture

When people think of South Dakota, they think of geographical features such as the Badlands or Mount Rushmore. After all, its nickname is The Mount Rushmore State in honor of… Read More

By Patrick Sather 1 month ago


10 Spiders in New York Picture

When most people think of New York, they think of New York City and its famous sites; the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Madison Square Garden. After… Read More

By Patrick Sather 1 month ago


10 Spiders in Pennsylvania Picture

When people think of Pennsylvania, they mostly think of its history as one of the 13 original colonies and the place where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were adopted.… Read More

By Patrick Sather 1 month ago


10 Spiders in Oklahoma Picture

When people think of Oklahoma, they often think of football, agriculture, or oil. That said, many people also think of its natural wonders and ecological diversity, including arid plains, subtropical… Read More

By Patrick Sather 1 month ago


10 Spiders in Oregon Picture

Unlike most states, Oregon never got around to adopting an official nickname. That said, many people refer to it by its unofficial nickname, The Beaver State. This name highlights the… Read More

By Patrick Sather 1 month ago


10 Spiders in Ohio Picture

Ohio is also known as The Buckeye State. This name is a nod to the fact that the state was once covered in buckeye trees. The state’s nickname is a… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Spiders in New Mexico Picture

New Mexico is a state of many nicknames, many of which reference its natural beauty. While officially known as The Land of Enchantment, you may know it better as The… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Spiders in New Jersey Picture

New Jersey is one of the oldest states in the country and boasts a rich and colorful history. Despite its association today with the Jersey Shore and “gym, tan, laundry,”… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Spiders in Nebraska Picture

When most people think of Nebraska, they think of football, Warren Buffet, or endless fields of corn. After all, it's not called the Cornhusker State for no reason. At the… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Spiders in Montana Picture

Montana is a state with many names; The Treasure State, the Big Sky State, and The Last Best Place. Many of these names refer to the state’s natural beauty. Montana… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Spiders in Minnesota Picture

 Minnesota goes by many names, including the Gopher State, the North Star State, and the Land of 10,000 Lakes. These names are rooted in the natural world and refer to… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Spiders in Mississippi Picture

Mississippi contains a rich history that showcases its natural beauty and importance to the development of the United States. After all, the Magnolia State gets its nickname from the magnolia… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Spiders in Michigan Picture

Key Points Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes, making it a great place for wildlife to inhabit. Nature and wildlife are prevalent in the state.Brown recluse and northern crab… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Spiders in Maryland Picture

Maryland is a state that is steeped in history. After all, its most well-known nickname, the Old Line State, was supposedly coined by George Washington to refer to its regular… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Maine Picture

Maine is the easternmost state in the United States and one of the least densely populated. The Pine Tree State is known primarily for its scenery which includes rocky shorelines… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Louisiana Picture

When most people think of Louisiana, they think of jazz music or cajun dishes like jambalaya or gumbo. Still, others think about Louisiana’s rich natural resources. The Bayou State is… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Kentucky Picture

Kentucky is a land famed for whiskey and horse races and also boasts a historical reputation as a magnet for European adventurers seeking to expand into America's uncharted interior. At… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Kansas Picture

When most people think of Kansas their minds turn to the Wizard of Oz or they imagine cornfields stretching out to the horizon. Still, others may think of the state’s… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Indiana Picture

When most people think of Indiana, they think of the capital city Indianapolis or the people’s penchant for calling themselves Hoosiers. At the same time, the Hoosier State is home… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Illinois Picture

When most people think of Illinois, they think of the “windy” streets of Chicago, sports, or deep-dish pizza. That said, the state is also home to many different plants and… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Georgia Picture

Georgia is home to many different plants and animals from black bears to big brown bats. It features both coastal plains and mountain ranges teeming with both unique and common… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Delaware Picture

Delaware may be the second smallest state in the United States, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in natural beauty. The state is home to many forests, rivers, and coastal… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago