Flannel Moth (Megalopyge bissesa)

While this looks like something a mountain lion would cough up, its actually the larva of the flannel moth (Megalopyge bissesa). While many moths and caterpillars use camouflage or coloration to stay safe, the flannel moth caterpillar (sometimes called an Asp) is covered in urticating hairs, which break off and cause irritation like fiber glass. They also hide spines that are connected to poison glands which makes this genus one of North Americas more venomous caterpillars.

photograph by Tony Palmer | NPS

(via: Saguaro National Park, AZ)

city girl

I had twenty dollars in my pocket
and only hours to impress her.
I didn’t know what to expect,
but that’s what I prefer.
We met up downtown and
she soon became my chauffeur.

A walk through golden gate park,
rose gardens, a museum and all.
We spent hours just talking,
without the help of alcohol.
It was her presence alone
that caused my problems to dissolve.

The sun finally set
as we sat in the sand at the beach.
The wind blew her hair so strongly,
as if to stroke it with a silent reach.
Her beauty had me mesmerized.
So bad did I want to kiss her…

but I didn’t.

Originally posted by feellng

Zoe Kravitz & friends celebrate B&O PLAY

Guests included Travis McMichael, Zoe Kravitz, Okay Kaya, Cleo Wade, Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder, JiaJia Fei, Kimberly Drew, Liza Voloshin, Kris Bowers, Patrick Belaga, Fredrik Berselius, Jason Krugman, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Sade Lythcott, Jae Joseph, Alyse Archer-Coité and more.

The Future Series (#TheFutureSeries) by B&O PLAY (@beoplay) launched on Saturday, 23 July with a well-attended event, curated in partnership with Greenpoint design center A/D/O. VIP guests enjoyed an 11-course dinner at Aska, Michelin-starred Chef Fredrik Berselius’ soon-to-open outpost in Brooklyn with a custom-designed soundscape composed by Kris Bowers play! ing on B&O PLAY speakers throughout the meal. Specially-commissioned pieces from Jason Krugman were set throughout the restaurant and Gabriel Garzón-Montano performed at the intimate celebration directly following dinner.