bobcatmoran: Favorite image of the day: A photo taken by Brett…

Posted by jbc on March 18th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

bobcatmoran:

Favorite image of the day: A photo taken by Brett Cizek of a common merganser with a massive brood of over 50 ducklings trailing after her. Biologists guess that she picked up at least a couple dozen who got separated from their mother, and maybe a few more pre-hatching since ducks often lay a couple eggs in other ducks’ nests as a way of not…er…putting all their eggs in one basket. So big broods are not uncommon, but this is definitely larger than usual.

Apparently since this photo was taken, she’s picked up another two dozen and is now wandering around Bemidji, MN, with over 70 ducklings in tow.

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Photo

Posted by jbc on March 18th, 2019 at 7:02 am

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sparrowsriver: Sunset on the Pond #sunsetphotography…

Posted by jbc on March 17th, 2019 at 5:07 pm

sparrowsriver:

Sunset on the Pond

#sunsetphotography #sunsetonthepond #treesilhouettesky #naturephotography #moment58mm #enjoythelittlethings #momentlens (at Snow Camp, North Carolina)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtUZGshgVWj/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=lrr3ake86kv9

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itscolossal:Deadstock Rug Materials Transformed into an…

Posted by jbc on March 17th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

itscolossal:

Deadstock Rug Materials Transformed into an Immersive Coral Garden by Vanessa Barragão 

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archae-heart: Colombian flora

Posted by jbc on March 17th, 2019 at 7:07 am

archae-heart:

Colombian flora

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A Sweet Story

Posted by jbc on March 17th, 2019 at 4:32 am

nanonaturalist:

Once upon a time (November 2017), I came upon a large hive covered in lovely stripey friends, and I took a photo. Unfortunately, I was still new to my camera, and I didn’t realize until I uploaded the photos that my focus depth was off. Oh no!

I uploaded my photos to iNaturalist, identified the friends as honeybees, and went on my way. Except, I was told that this was not a honeybee nest, and the bees had likely made this hive a temporary home while searching for a new one. 

Unsatisfied, I returned the next day, determined to get better photos of the nest. I got them

They weren’t bees temporarily taking up residence in an abandoned paper wasp nest. They were Mexican Honey Wasps, who make a big, elaborate paper nests. And also, honey. Yes, wasps that eat honey. Oh yeah, and they also eat pest insects that damage food crops, and it’s believed that these wasps were responsible for pollinating avocados before honeybees were introduced from Europe.

But anyway, I’m digressing. 

I don’t see these wasps very often. Besides on that nest, I haven’t really seen them elsewhere.

Until earlier this week. Guess who visited my garden?

I have an Elderberry bush baby growing (it’s not even a year old yet). And it would appear that Elderberry plants have nectaries–those little knobby things where the leaves attach to the stem by my fingers are the nectaries. Think of nectaries as little plant nipples that let insects drink nectar direct from the tap. Ants and wasps can’t get enough of them. While I was taking these pictures, I had two other wasp species wandering through this bush for the nectaries!

But that wasp up there?

Going to town on the nectaries here?

Mexican Honey Wasp

I’m going to be so excited if their nest ends up being in my yard! They’d be smart to put one in there! So many bugs for them to eat! So much delicious nectar! 

I love my yard. I’m at 989 species right now. So close to 1,000. 

March 17, 2019

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imiging: – The Point Reyes coastline, looking toward Tomales…

Posted by jbc on March 16th, 2019 at 5:02 pm

imiging:

– The Point Reyes coastline, looking toward Tomales Point.

Photograph by Christian Kreibich

verymanypixels.tumblr.com

500px

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pbscorner: Kissing in the Rain 1 – Lily and James

Posted by jbc on March 16th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

pbscorner:

Kissing in the Rain 1 – Lily and James

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adamwarlock: ★ Hairspray (2007) dir. Adam ShankmanI think I’ve…

Posted by jbc on March 16th, 2019 at 7:04 am

adamwarlock:

Hairspray (2007) dir. Adam Shankman
I think I’ve kind of been in a bubble… thinking that fairness was
gonna just happen. It’s not. People like me are gonna have to get up off
their fathers’ laps and go out and fight for it.

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yellowinpso: @anonsally, this tumblr may be relevant to your interests.

Posted by jbc on March 16th, 2019 at 5:44 am

yellowinpso:

@anonsally, this tumblr may be relevant to your interests.

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lies: Ulalume – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe identity of…

Posted by jbc on March 15th, 2019 at 9:59 pm

lies:

Ulalume – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The identity of Ulalume in the poem is uncertain. Poe scholar and distant relative Harry Lee Poe says it is autobiographical and shows Poe’s grief over the recent death of his wife Virginia.[8] Scholar Scott Peeples notes that “Ulalume” serves as a sequel to “The Raven”.[9] Poetically, the name Ulalume emphasizes the letter L, a frequent device in Poe’s female characters such as “Annabel Lee”, “Eulalie”, and “Lenore”.[10] If it really stands for a deceased love, Poe’s choosing to refer to Ulalume as “the thing” and “the secret” do not seem endearing terms.[11] In one possible view, Ulalume may be representative of death itself.[11]

For welovewebseries, from A Tell Tale Vlog – Ep. 1: OH, HELLO.

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breathtakingdestinations: Cannon Beach – Oregon – USA (by John…

Posted by jbc on March 15th, 2019 at 5:04 pm

breathtakingdestinations:

Cannon Beach – Oregon – USA (by John Westrock

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dpcphotography: Ridgeway

Posted by jbc on March 15th, 2019 at 12:09 pm

dpcphotography:

Ridgeway

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periscope-9: Red Rocks and Snow. By Periscope9

Posted by jbc on March 15th, 2019 at 7:04 am

periscope-9:

Red Rocks and Snow.

By Periscope9

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justanoldfashiontumblog: @lies It’s a Rock Wren! I posted a…

Posted by jbc on March 14th, 2019 at 7:39 pm

justanoldfashiontumblog:

@lies

It’s a Rock Wren! I posted a cool photo of one in my initial attempt at a reply, but Tumblr’s spectacularly inept adult-content algorithm decided that its plumage is too similar to naked-human skintones? Or something? And put it in quarantine.

But that’s what it is. I love those guys.

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justanoldfashiontumblog: @lies Rock Wren! I love how you got…

Posted by jbc on March 14th, 2019 at 7:39 pm

justanoldfashiontumblog:

@lies

Rock Wren! I love how you got it doing the adorable bouncy thing they do. I heard one the other day when I was hiking up the Franklin Trail. Such cuties. 🙂

Here’s one from Granite Bay, California, as photographed by Andrew Johnson:

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greenandflex: It is me!

Posted by jbc on March 14th, 2019 at 5:04 pm

greenandflex:

It is me!

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fyeahmovies: Arrival (2016) dir. Denis Villeneuve 

Posted by jbc on March 14th, 2019 at 12:04 pm

fyeahmovies:

Arrival (2016) dir. Denis Villeneuve 

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chandelyer:We Couture spring 2017 couture

Posted by jbc on March 14th, 2019 at 7:05 am

chandelyer:

We Couture spring 2017 couture

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on March 13th, 2019 at 7:49 pm

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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