Look at what I pulled out of the ground!
Carrot lovins!! :D
The elusive Moss Mantis, Pogonogaster tristani, photographed by Oscar Blanco.
Continuing with these week’s bryophyte (s.l.!) theme, here are some fun British acrocarpous mosses. (Acrocarps are erect species in which the female sex organs, the archegonia, are terminal rather than on lateral branches.) The British Isles might be somewhat lacking in interest when it comes to higher plants, but thanks to our plentiful supply of Atlantic rainwater, our bryoflora is really quite rich- over half of Europe’s species occur here.
Apple-moss; Cow-horn Bog-moss; Dotted Thyme-moss; Drumsticks; Pale Thread-moss; Helmet-moss; Dusky Fork-moss; Gouty-moss; Hood-leaved Screw-moss; and Silver-moss.
Jill Bliss on Instagram (~_~)
Betsy Youngquist - Metamorphosis (detail, back of head) Sculptures: Beaded Mosaics
Petrified Forest National Park // Arizona
… and here are some fantastic macro shots of Drosophyllum & Drosera spp. taken by the author of the Pleurozia piece with his special ‘MagniFlash’ system.
Montri Toemsombat - Cocoon: The Renaissance, 1998-1999
Raw silk naturally woven by silk worms on mannequins.
Sarracenia Seed Pod - Beautiful
HERE IS A DUET BETWEEN A SHOWSTOPPING COCKATIEL AND THEIR ACCOMPANIST HUMAN ON PIANO
BRINGING YOU A SELECTION FROM THAT FEEL-GOOD FAVORITE “MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO”