It just so happens. . .

It just so happens that. . .

*Cliff Swallows complete their 6,000 mile return flight (from Argentina) to San Juan Capistrano on or about March 19th every year.
*Fireflies find and attract mates by using matching light flashes.
*Canada Geese make thirteen distinct calls, not just random honks.

*Tadpoles, hatched from frog eggs, have gills before developing lungs.
*Monarch Butterflies migrate 2,000 to 3,000 miles, 100 miles / day.
*Cicada swarms emerge only every thirteen or seventeen years.
*Hummingbirds can hover, fly backwards, weigh less than a nickel, and some migrate 500 miles in twenty hours without a rest.
*Bombardier Beetles’ spray may reach 22 miles per hour and 212̊ F.
*Woolly Bear Caterpillars can live up to fourteen years.
*Spider silk is at least twice as strong as steel by weight and mass.
*Emperor Penguins don’t nest, but incubate a single egg on their feet.
*Mockingbirds sing 200 different songs, brown thrashers, over 1,100.
*Electric Eels breath air and create up to 600 volts to stun prey.
*Porcupines have 30,000 barbed-tipped quills in addition to hair.
*Chameleons not only change color at will, their tongue can project twice the length of their body in order to capture an insect.
*Some salamanders can regenerate lost tails and other body parts.
*The Blue Whale, the largest creature ever to exist, grows up to 90 feet and weighs more than 24 adult elephants, 330,000 pounds.
*Female Angler Fish have a protruding piece of dorsal spine tipped with flesh which acts as bait to draw their prey close.
*Foxes are good parents, and use the earth’s magnetic field to hunt.
*Honey Bees fly 55,000 miles and visit two million flowers to produce one pound of honey.

It just so happens?
It happens just so.

“And God created. . . every living creature that moves. . . after their kind; and God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:21

“Father, we are awed not only by life’s diversity, but your creativity. We thank you for the colors, textures, and variety by which you have made everything around us reflect your goodness and grace. Amen.”

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