The Kathy Bernie Chronicles

Kate - the land of Oz - grey owls - blue skies - climbing trees - natural history - far away places - camomile tea - 1950s musicals - healthy living

Owl by kovacsannabrigitta
Young Robin by Char10tte
naturalshocks:

Ottery St. Mary by greyfin

huntingtonlibrary:

And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…

TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photos every 20 min.
Left: Yesterday (8/23), 9:10 a.m. through 4:50 p.m.
Center: Yesterday, 5:10 p.m. through 12:50 a.m. today (8/24).
Right: Today, 1:10 a.m. through 8:50 a.m.

The Corpse Flower, though in the process of closing, is still GORGEOUS and people are flocking in to see it. SO COOL.

(via to-see-clearly)

twofacedsheep:

After seeing some “dragon”-like skulls going around Tumblr, let me introduce the skull of a Gila Monster. 
Their skulls are quite beautiful and almost fantastical in appearance.

twofacedsheep:

After seeing some “dragon”-like skulls going around Tumblr, let me introduce the skull of a Gila Monster. 

Their skulls are quite beautiful and almost fantastical in appearance.

(via tiffanybozic)

libutron:

Nomia iridescens a Bee with colourful abdominal stripes 

This cool bee, scientifically named Nomia iridescens, belongs to the Halictidae Family, a cosmopolitan group commonly referred to as halictid bees and sweat bees.

Nomia iridescens is a conspicuously banded bee with amazing neon-green stripes, which occurs in southeast Asia (India, Borneo, Peninsular malaysia, Philippines).

Sweat bees, play a vital role in the pollination ecology of a region. By having  a wide range of adaptational capabilities, these inhabit all kind of ecological niches both in tropical and temperate regions. In number and kind these anthophilic insects (attracted to flowers) surpass all other bees and thus are mainly responsible for conserving the vegetation germplasm by pollinating a bewildering variety of wild and cultivated entomophilic flora.

References: [1] - [2] - [3] - [4]

Photo credit: ©Paul Bertner | Locality: Mt. Isarog National Park, Philippines (2014) | [Top] - [Middle] - [Bottom]

mangycoyote:

Will finish tomorrow

mangycoyote:

Will finish tomorrow

love-stoned:

Cocoon and Evolved Metallic Mechanitis Butterfly Chrysalis from Costa Rica

(Source: youngparis, via laurnie)