Odonata 14-12-2018 Photos de Matou (mon papa) en France. Φωτογραφίες του Μάτου (ο πατέρας μου) στη Γαλλία. Photos by Matou (my dad) in France. Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758) ♂ – La libellule déprimée – Το οδοντόγναθο -The broad-bodied chaser or broad-bodied darter Libellulidae Libellula depressa (Linnaeus, 1758) ♀ Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) ♂ – Caloptéryx […]
The foothills filled with mist and the crest wore a crown of trees and the light shone softly, softly while I roved a violet dream. — C.Birde, 12/18
Six Christmas Horror Movies To Kill Your Festive Spirit Susi Holliday It’s no secret that my favourite Christmas film is Die Hard. Who doesn’t want to see Bruce Willis crawling around inside lift shafts in his vest, while a psychotic German terrorist tries to blow up Los Angeles? Yippee-kai-ai motherf**ker! Anyway, it’s not really a […]
I sat down with community ecologist Doctor Shannon McCauley of the University of Toronto during her recent visit to the University of Arkansas. We attempted to put a little more context behind community ecology, and highlighted its relevance in the coming years.
Ring — like a struck bell; like a cup emptied of all its yesterdays — in resounding vibration, in clear invitation to that sacred, hollowed, hallowed heart space within. — C.Birde, 12/18
An odonate exuvia from an unknown species of dragonfly (Anisoptera) was collected by a good friend during April 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Based upon the crenulations along the margins of the labium, I think the specimen is a member of either the Family Corduliidae (Emeralds) or Family Libellulidae (Skimmers). I need to clean the anal pyramid for […]
At Journal of Ecology we recently published in Early View a paper by Kazuya Kobayashi entitled “Sexual harassment sustains biodiversity via producing negative density-dependent population growth”. The use of the term ‘sexual harassment’ in the title and throughout the paper was a cause of significant and understandable concern among the Journal’s Twitter followers and beyond. […]
Of all the animals that I have seen this year what would be your favourite? Well now you have the chance to vote, but first let me introduce you to the contenders. You may at the end find it hard to choose so I will allow everyone two votes. A vote more interesting than brexit! […]
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As if it weren’t challenging enough to identify odonate exuviae from species native to the United States of America (where I live), I just started working with some specimens collected by a good friend during April 2018 in Vienna, Austria. I decided to start with a specimen that I recognized immediately as a member of […]
[tweet_dis2]CHILLED HIP HOP AND NEO SOUL MIX #21[/tweet_dis2] MIXCLOUD // https://www.mixcloud.com/Raphael95/ FACEBOOK // https://facebook.com/DJRaphaelTHOS The series continues on with mix #21 after an overwhelming amount of support on mix #20 of which I’m truly grateful for. A lot has happened in the world since my last mix, and I think the way I put this […]
Germany’s flying insect biomass has dropped 76 percent in the past 27 years, according to a study published last week in PLOS ONE. The findings have stunned biologists around the world and are prompting concern about potentially disastrous ecological consequences as another study finds the country lost 15 percent of its birds in just over a decade.
The drawbacks of nudity? From: https://mynaturistphotodiary.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-drawbacks-of-nudity.html What I am going to say is sure to offend some naturists but I believe in speaking the truth and in any event, this is my personal photo diary and the words here are nothing more than my thoughts and surely, I’m entitled to express my own private thoughts? […]
Observed directly, the fabric of illusion — like a dream — ripples, s l e w s, slips… — C.Birde, 12/18
Christmas has come a month early for owners of exceptionally fluent/friendly/fetching flight sim Aerofly FS 2. The overgrown damselfly pictured above is the sim’s first rotary wing aerodyne. Priced at an irresistible 0 GBP (0 USD) and engineered with help from a chap who’s logged an impressive 16,000+ flight hours in real whirlybirds, it’s a […]
It is that time of year and to all my readers, watchers, followers and sponsors. As well as all our friends and family we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. May you be blessed with love and memories x Scene House- Trompe Loeil – Ysela A-Frame Cabin and snow add on Christmas Tree- […]