Bug of the Day

At the start of October, I set up the moth light on a particularly warm but windy night. I wasn’t expecting much (and, in fact, I did not get many moths at all), but when I came out to shut the light down, this adorable little male walking stick (Diapheromera femorata) was lumbering across the top of the sheet. Check out his stout little cerci!

the first monday/week after game of thrones finishes airing is always hard to get through

The Wiccan’s Glossary

Here are fifteen plants to buy to save the bees.

1. Lavandula spp. (Lavender)

2. Rosemarinus officinalis (Rosemary)

3. Salvia spp. (Sage)

4. Echinacea spp. (Coneflower)

5. Helianthus spp. (Sunflower)

6. Cercis spp. (Redbud)

7. Nepeta spp. (Catnip)

8. Penstemon spp. (Penstemon)

9. Stachys spp. (Lamb’s ears)

10. Verbena spp. (Verbena)

11. Phacelia spp. (Bells or Phacelia)

12. Aster spp. (Aster)

13. Rudbeckia spp. (Black-eyed Susan)

14. Origanum spp. (Oregano)

15. Achilliea millefolium (Yarrow)

How to watch Game of Thrones and Survive
  • 1: dont
  • 2: im being completely serious just don't
  • 3: have zero emotional attachments to characters
  • 4: i mean it like none
  • 5: not any body
  • 6: not even a problematic fav
  • 7: ESPECIALLY not a problematic fav
  • 8: don't ship anything (yes not even the sun and starts shit okay we all go down that path and it sucks)
  • 9: don't root for the under dog because they die
  • 10: or the hero
  • 11: or the passionate
  • 12: and DONT (I repeat don't) have hope ever
  • 13: not for any one
  • 14: theres NO mercy what so ever (ie. Red wedding)
  • 15: lastly you will end up completely ignoring what I said and hate every second of how much you love it

In the Woods

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

New Jersey, May 3, 2017.

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I’ve seen pictures of cauliflorous redbuds (Cercis canadensis), but I’d never encountered one in real life until yesterday evening. The curious thing is that it’s been nearly a month since every other redbud in the area finished blooming, and now I’m wondering if this tree bloomed normally alongside the others and then developed these buds later. I didn’t see any seedpods on the branches, so perhaps this IS the first bloom, but why so late? Since it’s a landscaping tree and not a wild one, I can’t really say for sure if it’s var. texensis or not, or how that might be relevant. Pretty cool regardless of the cause!

People who deserve better: UCL version

- Club Atletico de Madrid
- Atletico Madrid
- Atleti
- Antoine Griezmann
- Fernando Torres
- Yannick Carrasco
- Saul Niguez
- Diego Godin
- Filipe Luis
- Angel Correa
- Miguel Moya
- Tiago Mendez
- Koke
- Augusto Fernandez
- Jan Oblak
- Gabi
- Stefan Savic
- Vrsaljko
- Cerci
- Lucas Hernandez
- Juanfran Torres
- Kevin Gameiro
- Thomas Partey
- Nico Gaitan
- Jose Gimenez
- Moreira
- Simeone