Posted 13 hours ago

nycbugman:

Eremnophila aureonotata

That is one mean set of mandibles. One of these days, I’ll get around to make a collage of all the Hymenoptera “faces” I have taken pictures of during the course of research. But for now enjoy this beauty!

Posted 1 day ago

rhamphotheca:

INHS herpetologists Chris Phillips and Ethan Kessler proudly show off a native alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) found today while radio tracking the young turtles released in July! This is the first native AST found in Illinois in a LONG time. Great work, guys!

Posted 2 days ago

rhamphotheca:

Shark love…

(Source: regalc)

Posted 2 days ago

mer-se:

warm and rainy fall days ^-^

yes poison ivy (first and last pics) is so lovely this time of year

Posted 3 days ago

theysayoftheacropolis:

swifty-fox:

may10baby:

boyishdivision:

goddessofmusic:

elaran:

livelikedolphins:

unapolagetically:

a guide to some common and/or popular australian birbs by your friendly neighborhood australian 

emus always seemed more psychotic than stupid to me

DO NOT ENGAGE THIS BIRD

Anything from Australia will onyl be nice to you only if you have food

except the cassowary, you stay the fuck away from those demons

I keep hearing horrible things about cassowaries. Are they like Satan’s pet ostrich?

Yes

Cassowaries look as though they’re about to ask you which way the talking llama went.

I love this post. And Australian birds. And birds in general.

(Source: ms-chanandler-b0ng)

Posted 4 days ago

theysayoftheacropolis:

swifty-fox:

may10baby:

boyishdivision:

goddessofmusic:

elaran:

livelikedolphins:

unapolagetically:

a guide to some common and/or popular australian birbs by your friendly neighborhood australian 

emus always seemed more psychotic than stupid to me

DO NOT ENGAGE THIS BIRD

Anything from Australia will onyl be nice to you only if you have food

except the cassowary, you stay the fuck away from those demons

I keep hearing horrible things about cassowaries. Are they like Satan’s pet ostrich?

Yes

Cassowaries look as though they’re about to ask you which way the talking llama went.

I love this post. And Australian birds. And birds in general.

(Source: ms-chanandler-b0ng)

Posted 5 days ago
Posted 1 week ago

gymleaderkyle:

ryan-haywood:

imagine being straight

image

Um what? If you want straight allies this is not the way to go about it.

(Source: queerlp)

Posted 2 weeks ago

francinesplace:

the-more-u-know:

Don’t you just love Autumn? Whats your favorite thing about the fall?

You just made my afternoon! Thank you!

Holy crap I love autumn. :D

Posted 2 weeks ago

gymleaderkyle:

ryan-haywood:

imagine being straight

image

Could you not? We’re people too.

(Source: queerlp)

Posted 2 weeks ago

unbiasedmark:

goodcopbearcop:

wildwesjames:

backwoodscountryboy97:

Everyone who can please take some time and report this to Florida fish and wildlife commissions (FWC) This guy killed a protected eastern indigo (drymarchon couperi) in the state of Florida. Which can lead to him serving jail time. Conservation can’t work if we got idiots like him killing indigos. The website to report him is http://m.myfwc.com/contact/wildlife-alert/ Or google FWC report.

myakka Florida. Manatee county
 

This, is heartbreaking.  

  My name is Wesley James. I live in Sarasota Florida and have been hiking Myakka State Park for as long as I’ve had legs. 

I have, in 23 years, never ONCE seen a single wild indigo snake. They are not only my most favorite animal in Florida but among some of the most rare animals in the US.

The eastern indigo is critically endangered living almost exclusively in burrows of the also protected and also declining gopher tortoise(Gopherus polyphemus) which has had much of its habitat destroyed due to urban development. They are a harmless but large black colubrid, the largest in the US in fact, and often killed because of their imposing size. Anyone who has spent time with these animals knows however that they are quite docile and not inclined to bite at all. These animals are in extreme decline from all fronts due to a number of causes and unfortunately among them people who intentionally kill them. This, this akin to intentionally killing a rhino or Andean condor in terms of both rarity and ecological significance and it gets worse…

  Judging from the size of this animal it’s likely to be a female. What this man has done is not only killed one single endangered animal but taken a whole possible generation of offspring. Females of snakes are not only important for birthing new generations but often much less common than males. In populations of certain species the ratio can be 10 to 1 and in extreme cases (certain garters) 100+ to 1. Taking a female out of the wild could prove potentially fatal to an entire local population. 

Please, even if you are not fond of snakes, if you love animals understand that what this person has done is terrible, illegal, and damages both this species and the environment that it lives in. I love these animals, I love them with all my heart and the fact that this makes it that much less likely to see one hurts like losing a friend. I have several contacts in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and will be reporting this but if you could please share to spread awareness about this species I would be extremely grateful. 

                                            Thank you. -Wes. 

I’ve been camping in Florida my whole life and saw my first indigo last week.

FWC responds quickly when things are reported. I filed a report last month and within an hour I was meeting with investigators and showing them some cleared mangroves. Remember you can also dial #DEP to report any environmental violations you see.

They look badass

I would say he looks like a coward. That snake did NOTHING to him; indigos are very shy and gentle. He killed a severely threatened and harmless species, one that is protected by law, just to kill it. Shameful.