international day of biological diversity


Timothy Wong Helps Out a Rare San Francisco Beauty

To see more fauna and flora and learn about Timothy’s conservation efforts, follow @timtast1c on Instagram.

Timothy Wong (@timtast1c) is the champion of the “truly San Francisco butterfly,” the pipevine swallowtail. “People are surprised that it’s a native butterfly because it looks so tropical and exotic,” Timothy explains. “It’s actually a rare butterfly within the city limits because of all the habitat loss.” An aquarium biologist at the California Academy of Sciences (@calacademy), Timothy’s hobby of raising native butterflies at home has evolved into a successful conservation effort; his caterpillars and butterflies go to the San Francisco Botanical Garden, helping re-establish the population. “People get so jazzed when they hear it’s something they could be doing at home,” Timothy says. “That helps inspire people to start gardening and wildlife conservation in their very own backyard, much like I’ve done in my own.”

anonymous asked:

I wonder if Rumple and Belle will just give Gideon two birthdays, the one date when Belle gave birth and the the day he was turned into a baby again. It's wild that he has like three birth dates when including the one where he would have come if EQ hadn't speed up the pregancy 8 months!

Rumple, pass on a chance to shower a loved one with presents/special gestures or dress up? Belle, missing a chance to display crazy levels of affection?

Gideon is gonna have three birthdays for sure. Also the anniversary of the first time he coughed, the first time he finished a book, the first time he spun (Rumple says that being in the vicinity of the spinning wheel while Rumple himself spun totally counts) and the first time he grew a full Floof.

Every fucking day there is some sort of celebration. And so when Gideon finally goes to school he’s surprised that it’s not like that for every kid.

“What did your families do yesterday for International Day for Biological Diversity?

“What do you mean no one else celebrates IDBD?”