put a bird in it


Originally posted by bursting-rainbows

Small devotional acts.

  • Go swimming
  • Visit a beach – it doesn’t have to be an ocean beach
  • Wear seashell jewelry
  • Watch horse races
  • Water the wild plants in the heat of the summer
  • Learn the signs of someone drowning – they’re subtler than you think
  • Buy some pet fish
  • Donate to charities that are helping clean the ocean or protect marine wildlife
  • Have a plan in case an earthquake hits your area
  • Use more sea salt in cooking
  • Take an oceanography class
  • Keep a tide chart with you
  • Put a bird bath in your yard
  • Go fishing
  • Install an app/system that notifies you about earthquakes everywhere in the world
  • Pick up garbage from areas that are near water
  • Watch documentaries on natural disasters or oceanic life
  • Go horseback riding
  • Drink more water
  • Visit an aquarium
  • Wear scents that remind you of the ocean, or burn an ocean scented candle
  • Be nicer to seagulls
  • Dress in colors that remind you of the ocean
  • Visit a waterpark
  • Make your screensaver an ocean scene
  • Eat more ice cream
  • Learn about sea creature mythology
  • Take a cold bath
  • Make a mini sand garden
  • Go outside at dawn when everything is misty
  • Many, many, many other things not said here

anonymous asked:

Ahhh, your open!! First I just wanna say that your writing is amazing! Okay, so can I have some hcs of Denki, Iida, and Izuku's s/o having a quirk that allows them to speak to animals? How would they react to it? Thank you :)

Sure thing lovely and thank you so very much for your kind words! <3 I very much hope I could write it well enough and that you’ll like it =D


- He finds it really sweet and smiles whenever his partner pauses to talk with an animal.

- Sometimes he’s a bit confused for a second, when he sees his partner standing alone and they suddenly start to laugh, until he takes a closer look and see that the window is open and a small birds sits on the window sill.

- Kaminari gets used to his partner carrying around different treats for different animals, like food for stray cats and they put up bird feeders during the winter.


- He loves to ask his partner about their animal friends and if they can introduce him to them.

- Iida finds his partner’s Quirk to be very nice and should he ever see an injured animal, be it a stray or a runaway, he calls his partner and asks them if they can come around and help.

- If his partner wants to feed strays or birds, he helps them distribute the food and they spend quite a couple of long afternoons, lying in the grass and listening to the birds sing for them.


- He has so many questions how their Quirk works and if there are animals they get along better compared to others or if they are scared of some of them.

- Whenever he meets a stray that looks like it needs help, he asks his partner if they want to come and see if they can get the animal either to a shelter, a vet or they can ask it if it got lost and needs help finding its way back home.

- Should his partner want to help strays or they look for lost animals and they ask if he wants to come along, Midoriya happily accompanies them.

I was waiting in the starbucks drive thru and i saw this bird putting its wings up. just raising these stubby little wings and putting them back down. Then it would take a few little hops and try to wave its wings in the air. I think it was learning how to fly.

Actually you know what. Just don’t mow. Get rid of your lawnmower. Turn your whole yard into a wildflower field or an edible garden. Lawns are the invention of the upper class to show wealth through wasted plots of grass that is meticulously tended for no reason other than to be grass. It’s literally an empty plot of land they kept because they had so much money they didn’t need it to grow food. Not using a yard as just a yard is an act of rebellion.

One of the main industries still supporting lawns is chemical pest control companies, and they’re also responsible for the insecticides that crashed the bird populations in the 40s and 50s as well as a lot of what’s killing bees and butterflies now. The herbicides they produce specifically targets “bad” plants like dandelions, buttercups, and clovers, which are plants bees rely on for early spring feeding. Grass is just grass; it would be great for feeding small mammals if people would let it grow more than three inches, but they won’t.

So, yeah. Kill lawnmower culture. Plant some native flowers. Grow some vegetables and fruit trees. Put out bird feeders and bee sugar spots and homes for both. Be kind to bugs and birds and rabbits and opossums and whoever else might wander by. Make your neighborhood a lot more beautiful.

anonymous asked:

Can birds do drugs?

If you mean “can birds knowingly go out and acquire illegal psychologically modifying chemicals for recreational use” I would say definitely not. However, birds can and have been observed getting totally sauced on various delicious fermented fruits.

Waxwings and robins will gorge on thawed berries until some of them are so inebriated that Environment Yukon has taken to keeping the worst off in tiny bird drunk tanks until they’re sober enough to leave. Inebriated zebra finches sing like they’re at terrible karaoke nightDrunk parrots periodically fill animal hospitals in AustraliaA flock of intoxicated starlings stopped traffic in Austria after running into numerous cars. THE LIST GOES ON.

As mentioned in the video, hilarious to hear about but in reality it is causing a major problem; these “drunk” birds have a hard time avoiding head-on collisions with buildings and other man-made paraphernalia. Moral of the story: don’t drink and fly, kids. Unless you’re a bat. Because it turns out you don’t need to pass a breathalyzer test to fly with sonar.


Two Face Tuesday

Didn’t want to wait for the 22nd, so have these Harvey drawings now


Joe Biden + Guide to Troubled Birds 

anonymous asked:

yo what did you do to your taz drawings to give them that delicious soft vellum look? bless u

merge all your layers, duplicate, put a gaussian blur on the top layer (the amount will vary with how big ur drawing is, but just make it so it looks all fuzzed out), then set the blurred layer to like 30-40% opacity!

How I've experienced different pet owners:
  • Fish owners: Look at my wet puppy! I've spent hundreds of dollars on aquascaping his tank and does nothing but hide from me all day!! I love him.
  • Reptile owners: No, you can't really touch her, she's more of an observational pet...yes, I know she does nothing but sit in the dirt all day, what's your point?
  • Hamster/guinea pig/other rodent owners: *brushing bedding off their bed* I was petting him and got so relaxed I fell asleep...oh no, WHERE DID YOU GO?!
  • Bird owners: *putting expensive toys and gourmet meals in and watching them disappear* Must. Appease. Bird.
It’s baby animal season!

This is the time of year when wildlife rehabilitation facilities get filled up with “orphaned” babies brought in by well-meaning citizens. While plenty of these babies truly are orphans and need the care of a licensed rehabber to survive, there are also unfortunately plenty of babies brought in that were mistakenly thought to be abandoned. So, what do you do if you see a baby animal by itself? Information provided based on recommendations of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota:

–Squirrels: Female squirrels move babies between nest sites, and during this process babies may be visible outside their nest or even at the base of a tree. If you see baby squirrels outside of a nest, leave them undisturbed and keep your pets contained. Keep an eye on them for a few hours–it may take her a while! If she doesn’t return for them by the next day, then it’s time to call your local rehabber. If you disturb a nest, as is common when trimming branches this time of year, leave them be as long as they are not injured. Again, if they are still alone the next day, take them in.

–Bunnies: If you find a nest, try and keep your pet contained and the area undisturbed for a few weeks while the bunnies grow. You likely will not see mom! You can monitor the nest if you’re concerned, you will quickly see a decline in the health of the babies if mom is not returning to nurse them. If your pet disturbs a nest, bring any injured babies to your local rehab center but leave the uninjured animals alone.

–Ducklings/goslings: Mom should lead the babies to the nearest body of water within a day or two of hatching. Do not try and move mom and all her babies as you will likely just end up stressing and potentially scattering them. If a baby is left behind, you can gently capture them and keep them in a warm, quiet place until you can take them to a rehabber. Be very gentle with ducklings and goslings, and do not handle them more than necessary! These babies are very easily stressed. Unhatched eggs should be left undisturbed–they are federally protected.

–Birds: It is a myth that handling a baby bird will prevent the parents from taking care of it. If you find a featherless bird or a bird with fluffy down feathers, you can gently put it back in the nest. If the same bird keeps getting pushed out of the nest, you should bring it to a rehabber as they may be something wrong with it. If the entire nest has fallen, try and put it back in the same place you found it. If you can’t put it right back where it was, keep it within 5 feet of the original location to ensure the parents continue to care for them. Fledgling birds will spend a significant amount of time on the ground as their immature wings develop. They flutter around, but they can’t really fly yet. Parents will still feed fledglings, so you can keep an eye on a grounded bird to see if adult birds are still in the area caring for them.

–In general: If you find a baby animal alone, leave it be and monitor it to see if mom comes back. Keep your pets away from the area, and don’t try to handle the baby unless absolutely necessary as this can result in you stressing out or hurting the animal. If mom doesn’t come back after several hours, you can take them in to a LICENSED REHABBER. Many rehabilitation facilities want you to call before bringing in an orphaned animal to ensure that they are truly orphaned. Do NOT bring the animal into your house to raise! Most people do not have the time or knowledge to raise orphaned wildlife, and by hand raising them, you habituate them to humans and prevent them from having a chance to be released. Also, it’s illegal. If the animal is injured, it is ok to take them to your local rehabber right away! When in doubt, call your local wildlife rehabilitation facility. They can give you more information about specific species and situations. If you really can’t find a wildlife rehabilitator or the animal is in need of immediate medical attention, you can take it to a vet clinic. Veterinarians can provide lifesaving care or humane euthanasia for an injured animal, before getting them to a rehabber.

anonymous asked:

If I get a birb will I regret it


birds are loud. they never shut up unless they want to and can be heard through the whole house.

birds are mean. they have tempers. they are too clever to be obedient because you told them to be. they bite. even when theyre playing they bite. it hurts.

birds live a long time. theyre expensive. bird food is expensive. bird toys are expensive. cages are expensive. vet bills are expensive. theyre smelly. theyre messy.

birds are not domestic. they are unlike any animal we keep around as pets. theyre frustrating and have a will of their own.

if you still want to get a bird, do research. go get experience handling birds, go to a shelter or a friend or a pet store if you have to. know what kind of bird you want. know what they need. what kind of temperament they have. how to read their body language. visit bird blogs (they will tell you how hard it is) @flock-talk @poifish-animals @wordsonbirds

if you feel like youre ready for a bird, DONT buy from a pet store. dont support breeding. give your home to a bird that needs one, not one that is bred for one. adopt if you can. if you must, look through craigslist. make sure you are willing to put down a lot of money for the bird. you not only need to get the bird but you need to buy the best cage you can and the best food you can and give it the best environment you can. dont you dare skimp out on your bird’s life. 

a bird is a very big responsibility. theyre loud, clever, mean, smelly, messy, and expensive. they arent pretty little living decorations you can just keep locked up in a cage and take care of when you want to. theyre living creatures with needs that wont be convenient for you.