Pretty sure there’s a Smurf Village somewhere around here. 😊
These are slime mold fruiting bodies on a maple leaf.
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Gorgeous photo by @bealeiderman ...
“7 ways nature may impact your cell phone”— Studying eagle eyes to create better camera lenses and self-healing screens inspired by squid teeth?! .
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Eagles have some of the best eyes — with the most ‘attachments’ — in the animal kingdom; nearly eight times better than human eyes. If you swapped your eyes for an eagle's, you could see an ant crawling on the ground from the roof of a 10-story building. You could make out the expressions on basketball players' faces from the worst seats in the arena. Objects directly in your line of sight would appear magnified, and everything would be brilliantly colored, rendered in an inconceivable array of shades.
Two eyeball features confer eagle’s sharper vision. First, their retinas are more densely coated with light-detecting cells called cones than human retinas, enhancing their power to resolve fine details just as higher pixel density increases the resolving power of cameras. Second, they have a much deeper fovea, a cone-rich structure in the backs of the eyes of both humans and eagles that detects light from the center of our visual field. Some investigators think this deep fovea allows their eyes to act like a telephoto lens, giving them extra magnification in the center of their field of view. (Reposted via @charlysavely ) ...
Today is one of those days 🐉 Credit to @macroflorida 🔥 Tag the owl 🦉 in your life 👋 ...
THIS is why fake meat is not better than grassfed beef/lamb/bison/goat. The inputs for “clean” and “pure” plant based protein products with huge IPOs are the result of systems that eliminate biodiversity, destroy soil health, and create toxic runoff poisoning our water. We need better meat, not plant based meat. And by the way, real meat is healthier than ultra-processed fake meat products. Don’t buy into their greenwashing. Just eat real food.
Image found on the Facebook feed of the Lisov Muzeum, Slovakia. H/t Ruben Anderson ...
Salt water is the best medicine. At my core, water heals me. But moss? Biophilia? I’m wildly drawn to moss like a moth to her flame. Unexplained.
And then being ridiculously silly on the streets of Costa Rica about a year ago, I met a goddess of a woman, Paloma, and one of her muse, @lolaponce ... she was full of life, vibrant, spectacular with her moss crown, black dress, so enamored, she was truly magic ✨
She shared with me and @driamurphy our own moss crowns that week. Mine is on display like the art it is in my home. [Similar styles sold on her website] 👑🌳
I love the ocean, all that Mother Nature commands but moss in all its grandeur and emerald captivates. I missed a visit to @plantthefuture while in Miami last week but as fall comes through the East, I love to see the moss grow around my house, collect this and scatter closer, it all reminded me to celebrate this magic woman and how she and Mother Earth dance.
Fun facts 🌿🌳🍃🌱”Moss was the first plant to emerge from the ocean and conquer the land. It is a natural indicator of direction, used for navigation as they grow on the north side of trunks in nature. Moss brings the calmness and peace of the forest into your life. Its silence will allow you to hear your inner voice. Moss invites you to connect with your feeling of touch.“