18 de junio de 2019

Rattlesnake -- noun

"Rattlesnake, n. --
Our prostrate brother, Homo ventrambulans"

Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary

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29 de abril de 2019

A plea (not mine) on behalf of Lubbock's prairie dogs

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27 de abril de 2019

25 de abril de 2019

Springtime in fast-forward

Winter winter winter winter winter. And then POW, everything blooming at once!
Many wildflowers i had thought of as rarities are ubiquitous this year. Way more available flowers than pollinators.
Know what nobody has seen yet this year? Verbena bracteata.

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16 de abril de 2019

Rats

Not literally. Have a busted camera again. My beloved Nikon is going away for service, so i'll be working with my backup camera.
I post a lot of bad photos, but during this interim they're going to be even worse!

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28 de marzo de 2019

03 de febrero de 2019

This.

Yep. Urban bodies of water. Yep.
https://www.gocomics.com/culdesac/2011/07/18

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24 de enero de 2019

Neato! new packaging created with fungal mycelia

Because Nature is ALWAYS smarter and better than mankind:
https://youtu.be/6X7PwNY8H_4

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11 de enero de 2019

Heat

I took anthropology classes in college, and still enjoy the field alot.
We, Homo sapiens use fire to cook our food and derive more from it. And so did Homo neanderthalensis. And so did his precursor, Homo heidelbergensis. And further back, so Homo erectus -- a million years ago.
Darwin described cooking as the second most important discovery after that of language.
But in the view of primatologist Richard Wrangham: "The introduction of cooking may well have been the decisive factor in leading man from a primarily animal existence into one that was more fully human."
In his enormously enjoyable lay science book HEAT, Bill Streever writes: "By the time of Homo sapiens, fire was part of everyday life. Homo sapiens was born halfway down the on-ramp to climate change."

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20 de noviembre de 2018

Christmas at Big Bend Ranch state park

That's what i'm doing. Join me!

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