woolly bears


Imagine Bofur always pretending to oversleep in the mornings because he knows it’ll be you who’ll try to wake him and he wants you to be the first thing he sees.

Imagine it being so cold that you and Bofur have to strip down to your skivvies and cuddle in a sleeping bag for warmth.  @twinsinanarchy

Imagine Bofur giving you a bad pick up line ‘I moustache you to be mine’ which makes you blush since you are in love with him. @antivanilla

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Bofur was a flirt, the whole mountain range knew it. I knew it too, having seen him hitting on anyone and everyone when he was in his cups. Even when he wasn’t, he was a charmer, always a song in his heart and a joke – oft-times ribald – on his lips. Mahal’s beard, he was charming enough to get away with wearing such ridiculous headwear!

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Flowering Deserts

(Look up atacama desert)

One of my headcanons for Jedha deserts is that after rains- the desert blooms- a lot like how it works in the Atacama deserts in Chile- Lots of blue though. Then there’s just caravans that follow the rains around for this specific reason and small industries based on harvests flown in etc.

Sign posting rare plants or tubers for later emergencies of partial harvesting. People heading outside the city after rains to help gather. And the Disciples and guardians of the Whills and the other temples take part- as well as the tourists and pilgrims when it happens specifically around Jedha- or even as part of the Pilgrimages outside of the city before the Empire. I’m not sure how close in to the City mesa the desert would bloom- because those areas would be more heavily harvested/ disturbed/ or more likely be over older ruins.

I kind of wanted to have Baze/ Chirrut experience the rains outside in some sort of way while being involved with harvests/ plants in the desert.

On some pics of the moon- you can see the clouds- and I think maybe there are space nomads with speeders or ships who follow or keep note of them and follow behind, then harvest and fly it into the city/ inhabited areas to trade.

The Jedhans seem to have large pack animals- so maybe these rain times are when they gather the plant fodder to store.

Worm harvesting would also make sense following rains too- and the kinds of fauna connected to that. You have the kind of creatures that like Gynaephora groenlandica, the arctic woolly bear moth which have a life cycle of years because the feeding period is short- but they’re hardy as feck, and survive freezing temps.

Aruani Week day 2- High School


I’ve been saying forever that Juno would make for a perfect aruani au, so I figured I could totally get away with doing a very loose Juno au for Day 2. Might do one or more with this. I probably should, since this ends hanging lmao. Anyway, hope you enjoy! <3

Even short stories have to start somewhere.

If Annie had to pick a place for their story to begin, she could easily go back to kindergarten; The day she met Armin Arlert on the playground. Him in his little suspenders and tucked in white shirt, trying to catch a woolly bear caterpillar that inched across a tree branch.

As he noticed her and motioned for her to join him, Annie turned around and instead played on the swings. A fateful meeting that was as mundane as they come. Yet, through the years things changed. Year by year she would listen to him, and instead come over and join in his weird bug collecting hobbies and little one-person book clubs.

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The Sleeping One pt 3

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Every time Dwalin faced you, he would catch your eyes. You could hear him complaining about someone’s knees, but it was lost in sheer terror as you stared at him, the spit revolving slowly, slowly and you almost wished you were there with him, rather than unceremoniously stuffed in this smelly sack.

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Insect zodiacs! We were given the assignment to do 11 small spot illustrations and one larger for our own sign.

Identification key:

  • Aries: Death’s-head hawkmoth (Acherontia styx)
  • Taurus: Atlas beetle (Chalcosoma atlas)
  • Gemini: Golden drummer cicada (Thopha colorata)
  • Cancer: Isabella tiger moth or “woolly bear” caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella)
  • Leo: Jewel scarab beetle (Chrysina resplendens)
  • Virgo: Spanish moon moth (Graellsia isabellae)
  • Libra: Common water strider (Aquarius remigis)
  • Scorpio: Devil’s flower mantis (Idolomantis diabolica)
  • Sagittarius: Snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
  • Capricorn: Red assassin beetle (Haematoloecha rubescens)
  • Aquarius: Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
  • Pisces: Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)

Tumblr’s probably making them blurry and awful, click to see them better. I had a lot of fun with these! It was a good chance to pull from all the cool bugs I’d seen already and draw them, and also to find some new ones.

The Sleeping One pt 4

Dwalin/Dwarf!Reader. Your name is Geisli, the golden-haired barmaid of the Woolly Bear Inn.

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You woke to a world of agonizing fire, shouts you did not understand and strong hands holding you down. Something was poured down your throat, but you spluttered it back up rather than swallow, retching as the hands that had been holding your down turned you on your side.

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Bug of the Day

Well, it was close for a bit there, but CATERPILLAR ended up winning the “larva vs. adult” BotD battle. So here is an odd find (for me, anyway) - found this woolly bear caterpillar (Isabella tiger moth, Pyrrharctia isabella) chowing down on the underside of an old milkweed leaf the other night. Those annoying oleander aphids were all over the leaf, and you can see one on the cat as well.



The woolly worm (also spelled “wooly worm”) is actually a caterpillar or the larvae of the Isabella tiger moth. The tiger moth belongs to the arctiidae family, which has 11,000 species of moths around the world. The tiger moth is a beautiful creature with bright colors such as scarlet, yellow, orange, and white and rich hues ranging from black to beige. Equally as bright and beautiful, the woolly worm may have a burnt orange color in the middle and it may be black on both ends. Some woolly worms, however, are completely black or completely brown.

In some parts of the world, it is believed that the severity of the winter can be predicted by the intensity of the black on the Isabella tiger moth’s larvae (caterpillar). In the American Northeast, it is believed that if the woolly worm has more brown on its body than black, it will be a fair winter. If the woolly worm has more black than brown, the winter will be harsh.

The furry woolly worm can be spotted during the fall months in great numbers inching along the ground. While you will notice them in great numbers during the fall months, the woolly worm actually has two life cycles, so they can also be found inching around in June and July.

Woolly worms may look small, but these dazzling creatures have 13 segments and three sets of legs. They have tiny eyes, but they make their way around mostly by feeling around and touching.
Once the woolly worm has found its home for the winter, it will create a natural organic antifreeze that protects the interior of its cells. Everything else will freeze, but the woolly worm will still survive. The antifreeze protects the creature in freezing temperatures that can dip as low as –90 degrees Fahrenheit. The wooly worm is also protected by shelter. It chooses its places to hide wisely. It crawls under logs, boulders, boards, rocks, and other dark places. The woolly worm will remain in its “frozen” state until May, when it will emerge as a brilliantly colored moth. Prior to settling in for the winter, the woolly worm will survive by eating a variety of plants such as cabbage, spinach, grass, and clover. And to protect itself from predators, the woolly worm will curl up into a ball, exposing only its bristles, which can be quite irritating to the skin.

Also called the “woolly bear,” mostly in New England and the Midwestern United States, the woolly worm has a pretty good weather prediction rate. Scientists would prefer not to acknowledge it, but the woolly worm has a 80-85% accuracy rate for predicting the weather. The worm has held its record for accuracy for more than 20 years.

If you want to see the woolly worm in action, don’t seek them out at night. Remember, worms are nocturnal for the most part, not caterpillars. The woolly worm is very active during the day. It is not uncommon to spot them in groups of hundreds, all of them with one common goal – to find a place to hide.

Caring for Woolly Worms ( Woolly Worm “Baskets”, Cages, or Containers are available at the festival)

According to Greg Stack, University of Illinois Extension Educator in Horticulture, “Woolly bear caterpillars overwinter as larva. In the late summer and fall they tend to prefer to feed on either violets or the weed called lambs quarter so what you can do is provide it with those things to feed on. They then start to look for a place to spend the winter. The other requirement in order for this caterpillar to turn into a moth is cold. The cage that you have would be best if it were covered with some type of metal screen instead of fabric netting. The reason for this is that the cage with the caterpillar inside will need to be buried in the ground next to the foundation of the house and then covered with leaf litter. It needs to be left there over the winter and if in a fabric covered cage rodents might get inside and eat the caterpillar. You can think about burying the cage when the weather starts to get cold. Leave the cage in the ground until about late April or Mid May. Dig it up and there should be a pupa inside which will transform into a 1-2 inch white colored moth.”


Ladybug’s family is all grown up now - and who would’ve guessed way back then that they would turn out to be, for the most part, TOTAL FLUFFBALLS?

I can only imagine that the dad was a Lionhead, because they aren’t getting those long luxurious manes from momma Ladybug. And who knows where Woolly Bear came from but she is just beautifully, insanely fluffy!

The two boys, Grasshopper and Bumblebee, have been transferred to the Toronto Humane Society to go up for adoption there. The mom and the three girls are staying at TAS South until they can be spayed and put up for adoption.

Momma Ladybug is the sweetest, most outgoing rabbit in the shelter, and she just loves people. Her daughter Cricket takes after her mom, while Woolly Bear and Junebug are both gentle, sweet girls but a little on the shyer side.

If you’d like to adopt an incredibly adorable and loving young rabbit, now’s the time!

All animals on this blog are at Toronto Animal Services South, a public shelter where I volunteer. For more information, just send an ask!

And then I remembered this.

If there exists anything to be missed from high school, it’s probably Wooly. Even if (perhaps BECAUSE) his name ran contrary to his designation, sigh and sigh.

But maybe that’s because I never attended that Woolly Bear parade thing. OH SNAP, parade. OH SNAP. That’s right. French horn time trumped the hell out of you.

Fecking parades.