Category: fundraiser

Buy a Coffee for NanoNaturalist

Buy a Coffee for NanoNaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

Alright, enough about boning moths for a second, cuz I’m unemployed now and I have a situation. I need a particular software package which costs an amount of money which is generally unwise for newly unemployed people to be spending on … anything. But it’s gotta happen for a presentation in about a week, and it’s gotta happen if I want to keep posting here as I have in the past–if you like essentially any post I’ve made that has photos in it, chances are you have enjoyed my having access to this particular software as much as I have.

I have a ko-fi account. I have not “advertised” it much because that’s just not my style and I generally assume that y’all are just as broke as I am. And I’m not desperate yet, but I have been Unemployed in bold with a capital U before and I know with certainty that I cannot survive 9 months without a job this time around. Because I’ve mapped out my budget for the next 9 months and it’s grim. There is nothing I can do that I haven’t already done in terms of job hunting. 

So what I ask: 

  • If you have enjoyed caterpillar butts and moth indecency and rants about bizarre things that you wouldn’t think humans would have opinions about, and if you have $3 to spare, please considering contributing to the cause of ensuring I can continue to raise caterpillars to take pictures of/post their butts and then perv on them doing it while taking very strong stances on what species of bird the bird seed companies put on their packaging (HOUSE SPARROWS?!?!?!!?!!?!?). 
  • If you have enjoyed all these things but do not have the $3 to spare, then please tell the next bug you see that they are beautiful/they are so fat/”What a handsome man!” 
  • If you think I’m stupid and my blog sucks (*gasp!*), then this is me mooning you:

March 1, 2019

Y’all

I love you

As a token of my appreciation, please accept my full-grown adult Giant Leopard Moth 😀

I raised the caterpillars inside for a couple molts, but I just could’t take care of them over the winter (their food dried out too fast and the trees were dropping leaves), so I did the mature thing and let them go. They did their winter diapause, I saw caterpillars again early February or so, and this moth must have JUST emerged a couple nights ago when I found him because he peed all over me (visible in photo).

Thank you so much!!!

🐍💙🐌🖤🦆❤️🐛

Also some good news: got some job search tips from a guy I connected with on LinkedIn (the trick when you get into higher level positions: just start emailing people at companies you want to work at directly), and a recruiter trying to fill a project position with the power company contacted me directly (also via LinkedIn) and asked me to apply for it. Thanks to some resume feedback I got (also from a new connection on LinkedIn—I gotta say, writing a snarky comment to a trending news post at 4 am was a good move!), the resume I submit for that opening will kick some serious 9th abdominal segments. Here’s to hoping!

March 1, 2019

Buy a Coffee for NanoNaturalist

Buy a Coffee for NanoNaturalist:

Alright, enough about boning moths for a second, cuz I’m unemployed now and I have a situation. I need a particular software package which costs an amount of money which is generally unwise for newly unemployed people to be spending on … anything. But it’s gotta happen for a presentation in about a week, and it’s gotta happen if I want to keep posting here as I have in the past–if you like essentially any post I’ve made that has photos in it, chances are you have enjoyed my having access to this particular software as much as I have.

I have a ko-fi account. I have not “advertised” it much because that’s just not my style and I generally assume that y’all are just as broke as I am. And I’m not desperate yet, but I have been Unemployed in bold with a capital U before and I know with certainty that I cannot survive 9 months without a job this time around. Because I’ve mapped out my budget for the next 9 months and it’s grim. There is nothing I can do that I haven’t already done in terms of job hunting. 

So what I ask: 

  • If you have enjoyed caterpillar butts and moth indecency and rants about bizarre things that you wouldn’t think humans would have opinions about, and if you have $3 to spare, please considering contributing to the cause of ensuring I can continue to raise caterpillars to take pictures of/post their butts and then perv on them doing it while taking very strong stances on what species of bird the bird seed companies put on their packaging (HOUSE SPARROWS?!?!?!!?!!?!?). 
  • If you have enjoyed all these things but do not have the $3 to spare, then please tell the next bug you see that they are beautiful/they are so fat/”What a handsome man!” 
  • If you think I’m stupid and my blog sucks (*gasp!*), then this is me mooning you:

March 1, 2019

So the only all-bird rehab center in North Tex…

oxytocinwanted:

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I can’t even put into words how upset I am about this. Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation has been open for almost twenty years, and is the only place in North Texas that takes in literally any type of bird if it’s been injured, orphaned, or otherwise incapacitated. They’re finally out of funds, and if they can’t come up with anything by April 2nd, they’re going to be forced to close their doors.

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They’ve never turned away birds. Not when it’s a surprise 200 baby cattle egrets that’ve been orphaned because city planners thought they could cut down their homes and no one would notice. Not when it’s raptors with one good eye and in need of seven different antibiotics. Not even when it’s ducks that irresponsible parents won’t let their kids keep after easter. This is where anyone let me first get up close to birds. I mean, I’ve known I wanted to work with birds and wildlife since I was seven- I’m twenty four now, and halfway through an environmental science master’s and it’s a big reason I kept going.

I’ve been going to this place on and off for ten years, I was THIRTEEN when I started volunteering and seeing all the terrible things that happen to the birds that come in. Not just…hit by trucks, or caught in a hailstorm but parrots that have been left in foreclosed houses for weeks, and roosters that have come out of cock fighting rings and would otherwise be put down because the SPCA and humane societies don’t think they’re salvageable. There’s an emu that was raised there as a baby because no one wanted her. Her name’s Riley and I can’t even begin to comprehend what shutting the doors to the center would mean?

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They don’t get government aid. They’ve been funded by the public donating and Kathy, the lady who owns the place, going through her retirement funds and savings and her social security to keep it running. She’s finally run out of money. Please,  just reblog? Even if you can’t donate anything- and I know it’s a lot to ask for poor teenage/college kids to donate money that they don’t have, or struggling artists I know but maybe someone who can spare something will see it eventually? They need $200,000 to keep open for a year to continue to help 4000 birds a year.  

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Just, thanks for reading, guys. Here’s the gofundme link: http://www.gofundme.com/l8aj7k

Their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rogers-Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Center/398035120217303

Here’s their website: http://www.rogerswildlife.org/about.html

Friends, please help spread the word! If you can spare some funds, please consider it! Can we drown them in $5 donations? Anyone have a birthday coming up they can do a fundraiser for instead of gifts?

I can’t tell how old the original post is (thanks tumblr). OP deactivated but I don’t know how to tell when and which April? The gofundme was created a few years back BUT smart people create fundraisers like that before going through their retirement funds, and they are almost at the $100k point. We can HELP!! I’ll be sharing this on my facebook page, I have naturalist friends in the DFW area, and they can spread the word (if they haven’t already).

ALL BIRBS ARE GOOD BIRBS

Feb 12/13, 2019

Help support PhyloPic!

palaeofail-explained:

Hey Tumblr,

I don’t usually share this kind of stuff on tumblr, but this is a project that I do feel is worthwhile. PhyloPic is a project to provide free-use silhouettes of organisms of all kinds, and it’s an excellent resource that I’ve used many times.

The project has already found a great deal of internet success; I can personally attest to seeing images from PhyloPic often in scientific papers. And it’s not just on a species-by-species basis – the project also arranges organisms by taxonomy. This means you can search practically any taxon and see its full illustrated evolutionary history, down to the first DNA – or add multiple taxa, and compare their evolutionary histories, seeing when they last diverged.

Play around with it for a while – it’s a great educational tool in addition to a great bank of images! But after playing around with it, you’ll notice that it’s pretty slow. This is a passion project of Mike Keesey, well-known Internet Dinosaur Person™, and it needs work to re-engineer it to make it faster and more functional. This update will also add new search functions, including sorting by license, an improved taxonomic search, and allowing users to “save” silhouettes for later use. 

PhyloPic is currently running an IndieGoGo campaign to try and raise money to make these improvements. There’s five days left in their campaign, and they’re over halfway to their goal! If just half of my followers gave a dollar, the project would be fully funded. I think it’s a worthwhile project, and it’s one that I’d like to see succeed.

Here’s a link to the IndieGoGo campaign!

Boosting! This is definitely the type of thing I use all the time in outreach efforts when I don’t have my own photo (and I don’t like stealing images from other people!).

December 16, 2018

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire:

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

Cicada shirt fundraiser!

There is a great event coming up for all sorts of people doing nature education projects with young people in Texas. Hey! I do lots of nature education with young people in Texas, I should totally go to this! *looks at ticket prices* Oh…

Help me go anyway! Can’t afford a silly cicada shirt? Then share it with people you can! Same deal as last time—I have to sell 5 for them to print, and the more shirts I sell, the cheaper they are to print, and the more $ that goes to me. 

October 12, 2018
New and improved with NO TYPO in the summary ugh thanks tumblr

Only two orders left before it will print!

October 20, 2018

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire:

nanonaturalist:

Cicada shirt fundraiser!

There is a great event coming up for all sorts of people doing nature education projects with young people in Texas. Hey! I do lots of nature education with young people in Texas, I should totally go to this! *looks at ticket prices* Oh…

Help me go anyway! Can’t afford a silly cicada shirt? Then share it with people you can! Same deal as last time—I have to sell 5 for them to print, and the more shirts I sell, the cheaper they are to print, and the more $ that goes to me. 

October 12, 2018
New and improved with NO TYPO in the summary ugh thanks tumblr

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire

Screaming Cicada Trees | Bonfire:

Cicada shirt fundraiser!

There is a great event coming up for all sorts of people doing nature education projects with young people in Texas. Hey! I do lots of nature education with young people in Texas, I should totally go to this! *looks at ticket prices* Oh…

Help me go anyway! Can’t afford a silly cicada shirt? Then share it with people you can! Same deal as last time—I have to sell 5 for them to print, and the more shirts I sell, the cheaper they are to print, and the more $ that goes to me. 

October 12, 2018

tarantulajelly: axelspark:My cute new shirt f…

tarantulajelly:

axelspark:

My cute new shirt from @nanonaturalist ❤️. It says “so many moths, so little time” and it’s perfect!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoUUv-8Bp2E/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1o33fdy6f6za

Thanks @nanonaturalist :D.  I love it!

Aaaaahhhhhhh!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Obligatory link to shirt page

Regular

arcticarthropod:

@nanonaturalist hey check out my awesome shirt.

I couldn’t find a moth for the picture but here’s a cat!

YES GOOD also cats are honorary moths so A++ to your orange creamsicle. May you be blessed with plentiful good moth luck.

People keep buying shirts after campaigns end so it’s UP AGAIN of all of your moth shirting needs [link]

September 5, 2018

So many moths / So little time | Bonfire

So many moths / So little time | Bonfire:

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

nanonaturalist:

brynna:

nanonaturalist:

Moth Shirt Fundraiser, Y’all!

If you follow me you know (1) I am up to my neck in caterpillars (2) I LOVE getting people excited about bugs and nature, online, in person, and everywhere in between. 

If you know me in real life, you also know I am (3) up to my *ears* in car problems. Driving back and forth across Texas every week = CAR PROBLEMS holy carp. Please help support me through what I hope is my last car crisis (and get a cute/dorky moth shirt in the process). 

If I can meet my goal of 50 shirts, this fundraiser will completely pay off my mechanic bill. (hallelujah). Bonfire lets people set their own profits, and I priced these things as low as I could without giving them away for free at lower volumes. 

Fun fact! This campaign ends the same day National Moth Week starts: July 21! Learn more about National Moth Week here! [link] 

If you like what I do and want to support me, but can’t afford a shirt, please consider a reblob <3

Shirt: 10/10 Comfy, fits, very cute

Moth: 9/10 Very cute, small eye spots, looks soft, docked one point for being a dirty interloper in my home

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My headless torso modeling a Gulf Fritillary flutterbutt + moth shirt

I love how LARGE the mothiness is

Unapologetically Pro-Moth

I approve

August 10, 2018

Hey friends, guess what?! Because my first fundraiser was successful, Bonfire removed the “minimum to print” requirement. Somebody here (thank you!) bought a shirt and it relaunched the campaign. Want to display your Moth Pride? You still can! Round two lasts until August 30, then the shirts will print and you’ll get them in September. I might be tempted to order one with long sleeves for the colder weather coming up :X

August 13, 2018

Sup peeps. One more week of mothy-shirt goodness!

August 23, 2018

Last day! Ordering closes at midnight so the shirts can print and ship early September!

August 30, 2018