I am a dreamer, an idealist, a druid, a Pokemon Master, an otter, a gardener, a creative, a queer man, and a biologist. I have an old soul and a child's heart...and a big attraction to beards.

 

skinlesswalker:

themoonphase:

tree-liberation:

The Rafflesia arnoldii is one of the largest flower in the world, measuring up to 3ft wide and weighing up to 11kg.. It is nicknamed the “Corpse Flower” because of its pungent odor if decaying flesh. It is native to the rainforest of Borneo and Sumatra.

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OMG. POKEMON ARE REAL

You guys are a bit behind. I did a research paper in 4th grade on the rainforest and included these…

rhamphotheca:

Moving Back Home Together:

Rarest Native Animals Find Haven on Tribal Lands

by Nate Schweber

FORT BELKNAP AGENCY, Mont. — In the employee directory of the Fort Belknap Reservation, Bronc Speak Thunder’s title is buffalo wrangler.

In 2012, Mr. Speak Thunder drove a livestock trailer in a convoy from Yellowstone National Park that returned genetically pure bison to tribal land in northeastern Montana for the first time in 140 years. Mr. Speak Thunder, 32, is one of a growing number of younger Native Americans who are helping to restore native animals to tribal lands across the Northern Great Plains, in the Dakotas, Montana and parts of Nebraska.

They include people like Robert Goodman, an Oglala Lakota Sioux, who moved away from his reservation in the early 2000s and earned a degree in wildlife management. When he graduated in 2005, he could not find work in that field, so he took a job in construction in Rapid City, S.D…

(read more: NY Times)

photographs by Jonathan Proctor/Defenders of Wildlife

asylum-art:

This Artist Othman Toma Paints With Ice-Cream Instead Of Paint

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Othman Toma, an artest from Baghdad, Iraq, has put his watercolor skills to the test by painting with a very unusual “paint”- melted ice-cream. If his claims are true, his paintings prove that art can be made with just about anything!

samdesantis:

a friendly reminder:
don’t hang out with people that make you feel bad about yourself

I never fucking said that

God, Buddha, Gandhi, The Dali Llama, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Oscar Wilde, Sylvia Plath and everyone else probably (via thebatty)

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rhamphotheca:

TSA Turtle Tuesday: Indian Tent Turtle 
The Indian Tent Turtle (Pangshura tentoria) gets its name from the tent-like appearance of its shell. They can be found in Central and Northern India, Western Bangladesh and Southern Nepal. Young turtles start out eating an omnivorous diet and lean more towards herbivores as adults. They prefer large rivers and their tributaries, spending a great deal of time basking on banks, rocks and logs during the day. (A juvenile is pictured.)
(via: Turtle Survival Alliance)

rhamphotheca:

TSA Turtle Tuesday: Indian Tent Turtle

The Indian Tent Turtle (Pangshura tentoria) gets its name from the tent-like appearance of its shell. They can be found in Central and Northern India, Western Bangladesh and Southern Nepal. Young turtles start out eating an omnivorous diet and lean more towards herbivores as adults. They prefer large rivers and their tributaries, spending a great deal of time basking on banks, rocks and logs during the day. (A juvenile is pictured.)

(via: Turtle Survival Alliance)

fuckyeahbiguys:

"I’m sick of how bisexuality is erased in LGBT spaces. I get really nervous before any LGBT event, especially Pride. I feel incredibly sad and hopeless when gay and lesbian people call me insulting names. If gay and lesbian people don’t understand me – Continue reading Prejudice at Pride at Empathize This