Chloe cracker (Hamadryas chloe) is a species of cracker butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Suriname, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Chloe cracker found on Wikipedia has checks just in shades of brown, but other pictures on the net show some blues. I’m not an expert on Nymphalidae morphology, so I can’t say how common the morphs are or maybe one day we’ll find one is a subspecies. Photo by yakovlev.alexey

The bumblebee was officially added to the endangered species list.

 Please:

  • Go plant an organic flower native to wherever you are
  • Leave your “weeds” alone they probably aren’t hurting anything
  • Stop using/buying Roundup and all other insecticides, herbicides, pesticides. 
  • If you have a bee problem (which almost never happens) call a local beekeeper! They will remove them safely free of charge
  • Bumblebees usually nest underground and just wanna be left alone! They won’t hurt you. To prevent destroying their habit during hibernation, avoid mowing yards until April or May. If you do mow, raise the blades to the highest setting

Please save my fat clumsy fuzzy friends I love them and they’re very good pollinators.

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Every year, roughly 60,000 trees are cut worldwide to produce about 15 billion wooden pencils.

Sprout Is a line of eco-friendly pencils that have water-activated seed capsules instead of an eraser. Once you’re done using it, you can just stick it in a flower pot, water, and watch it grow. They do come in different herbs and veggies, such as basil, tomatoes, and rosemary. 

Tentacles and Beaks of Cephalopods | December, 2015

Investigating the anatomical differences of cephalopod beaks and tentacles with regards to their diet.