climateadaptation:

llbwwb:

Philippine Tarsier | Hans Van Kerckhoven

Note the tail! Wikipedia has an excellent article on these little beasties… They’re the smallest primates and weigh the same as a candy bar.

Daily squee

climateadaptation:

llbwwb:

Philippine Tarsier | Hans Van Kerckhoven

Note the tail! Wikipedia has an excellent article on these little beasties… They’re the smallest primates and weigh the same as a candy bar.

Daily squee

(via dendroica)

Tags: tarsier squee

"The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available." (via SAM VAN AKEN)
Note - I think this is an artist’s rendition of what it will look like when it actually comes to fruition.

"The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available." (via SAM VAN AKEN)

Note - I think this is an artist’s rendition of what it will look like when it actually comes to fruition.

I made a Frida corner in my bedroom

I made a Frida corner in my bedroom

Beetle now hangs in the livingroom

Beetle now hangs in the livingroom

Hung the magpie by the door

Hung the magpie by the door

Yay clean vivarium! You have no idea how much these things poop #stickbug

Yay clean vivarium! You have no idea how much these things poop #stickbug

Tags: stickbug

Finally finished this guy. He’s very rough around the edges cause most of him was done in Costa Rica with a crayola children’s water color palette and brush.

Finally finished this guy. He’s very rough around the edges cause most of him was done in Costa Rica with a crayola children’s water color palette and brush.

authentics0ul:

expositionfairy:

What a gorgeous species.  I love the starlike effect from those lighter reflective scales.

wow

Oh hey. I’m a beautiful butterfly that looks exactly like the sky at night or a deep dark ocean sparkling in the moonlight. What’s my name?
Great Mormon.

authentics0ul:

expositionfairy:

What a gorgeous species.  I love the starlike effect from those lighter reflective scales.

wow

Oh hey. I’m a beautiful butterfly that looks exactly like the sky at night or a deep dark ocean sparkling in the moonlight. What’s my name?

Great Mormon.

(via previousurl)

rhamphotheca:

An angry mob of  Northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens) goes apeshit and ravages the countryside of Indiana.
photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
(via: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region)

Reblogging for the great caption.

rhamphotheca:

An angry mob of Northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens) goes apeshit and ravages the countryside of Indiana.

photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS

(via: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region)

Reblogging for the great caption.

Tags: frogs

"As Americans chowed down on hot dogs and watched fireworks light up the sky this summer, a group of men and women in Juba, South Sudan, were also celebrating America’s Independence Day by wearing red, white, and blue. They are part of the 59 Days of Independence Project, a global initiative that invites people of all ages, professions, and nationalities to celebrate the independence days of 59 countries that once gained freedom from British colonization. Perhaps the most noteworthy part of the project is that people around the world are commemorating the independence days of countries other than their own."

Independence Around the World - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

I really like this idea.

(via West Seattle wildlife sighting: White crow (or albino?))
saltysojourn:

Mayan Women reversing that white settler-colonial gaze.

saltysojourn:

Mayan Women reversing that white settler-colonial gaze.

(via reclaimingthelatinatag)

scienceisbeauty:

This artist (Marcello Barenghi) is absolutely awesome.

I have neither the patience nor the tools to accomplish this but it is super impressive and intimidating.

fairy-wren:

Cotinga cayana (by jquental)
*Spangled Cotinga

Turquoise birds are the best birds. It’s science.

fairy-wren:

Cotinga cayana (by jquental)

*Spangled Cotinga

Turquoise birds are the best birds. It’s science.

currentsinbiology:

wtfevolution:

"Ew, evolution, what are you doing?"
"Making a fruiting body for the stinkhorn fungus. Isn’t it cool?"
"Hmm. I’m not sure that’s the way to go here."
"Why not? It helps the fungus spread its spores."
"It’s just that it looks a little… anatomical."
"What? Nobody’s going to think that."
“Everybody’s going to think that.”
"But I made it smell like hot death!”
"Yeah, that isn’t helping."
"You’re no fun at all."

Eww is right…

WHAAAT

currentsinbiology:

wtfevolution:

"Ew, evolution, what are you doing?"

"Making a fruiting body for the stinkhorn fungus. Isn’t it cool?"

"Hmm. I’m not sure that’s the way to go here."

"Why not? It helps the fungus spread its spores."

"It’s just that it looks a little… anatomical."

"What? Nobody’s going to think that."

Everybody’s going to think that.”

"But I made it smell like hot death!”

"Yeah, that isn’t helping."

"You’re no fun at all."

Eww is right…

WHAAAT