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Beatrix Potter: Nature as First and Last Resort

On the 28th of July 1866, Helen Beatrix Potter, English author of the Peter Rabbit children’s books, was born in Kensington, London. Less known is her career as a naturalist and realist artist. 834 more words


Make Every Butterfly Count at the Antioch Dunes (2016)

Throughout August and September this year, wildlife biologists at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting their annual Lange’s metalmark butterfly counts to determine the health of this rare butterfly species. 442 more words

Natural History

Species of the Week #14

The Scorpion Fly is neither a fly nor a scorpion yet resembles both, it is one of Britain’s most distinctive insects and one of my personal favourites. 253 more words


Dance: communication language in honeybee

We are surrounded by lots of mesmerizing phenomenon in our locality and i always got fascinated while observing or reading about them.Honey bee dancing is one of the most intriguing aspect of their biology ,which is also one of the most fascinating behaviours in animal life.When an experienced forager returns to a colony with a load of nectar or pollen that is sufficiently nutritious to warrant a return to the source, she performs a dance on the surface of honey comb to tell other foragers where the food is.The dance spells out two items of information-distance and direction to the target foot patch. 357 more words


First Tattoo w/ Junko Osaki

Hey there all! I had my first experience being tattooed a few weeks ago. One of my fav. local artists, Junko Osaki (June for short) had a flash sale; we’re talking… 315 more words


E.S. Cropconsult: Week 8

Giant grasshoppers, eggs of avians and lepidopterans, and fresh cabbage; a nice view in Abbotsford of Mt. Cheam, as well.

Photos from week 8 in the fields.