Here is a daily does of amazing: World’s tiniest reptile discovered! Global Animal reports that four new species of chameleons have recently been discovered, and the buzz is around how small they are. Measuring tens of millimeters from head to tail, these miniature lizards have beaten the dwarf gecko and taken the spot as the world’s tiniest reptile. And yes, that is the head of a match this little guy is sitting on!
Finally, a digestible (aren’t I clever) way to understand when the best (and most economical) times to buy fruit and veg. Thanks to the infographic genius who planted this one on Tumblr (I just can’t help myself).
Absolutely gorgeous minimalist infographics of when fruits, vegetables, and herbs are in season, also available as prints.
A motorcycle parade from 1935. The coordination and grace of men and machines inspires me to work with others, even when it seems impossible.
Shortly after they arrived on Laysan last fall, the Millerbirds made several unsuccessful, out-of-season breeding attempts. Now the birds are in their first proper breeding season, and it has resulted in this exciting news. Nest building activity was first observed on Valentine’s Day. The first complete nest of the season was discovered the last week of February, and the first eggs on March 8. Since then, birds from a total of eight pairs have been seen carrying nest material, building nests, or exhibiting other breeding behavior. On March 19, two pairs were incubating eggs, and one pair was feeding a nestling - which has just now fledged. The chick is active and alert, and both parents have been observed feeding it.
Remind me again why I didn’t apply to work for this project, even though I really, really wanted to? I mean, does it really matter that Laysan Island lies 2500 miles off the coast of California, and 800 miles from the nearest main island? Because look at this bird!