Category: gif

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

caterpillar-gifs: Snowberry Clearwing caterpi…

caterpillar-gifs:

Snowberry Clearwing caterpillar making a cocoon

WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS?? Millions of tiny m…

WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS??

Millions of tiny mystery caterpillars -_-
What do they eat? WHO KNOWS???
What do they turn into? HELL IF I KNOW

Eggs were covered in white fuzz from mamas belly and they have five pairs of prolegs, egg mass was on live oak. I gave them the Polyphagous Caterpillar Variety Pack buffet (rose, live oak, hackberry, and sage). They should eat ONE of those.

Tiny mystery babs are the WORST because how do you keep them in a habitat??? They are SO SMOL. They’re in a lidded food container for now… hopefully they eat everything and grow very large

October 7, 2018

My Rough Greensnake friend is getting BIG! Als…

My Rough Greensnake friend is getting BIG! Also, not as afraid of me as before. Very curious about my smell and/or the camera, lots of tongue flicks. Also, I got to give pets!! No snuggles yet…

October 4, 2018

A beetle friend in the house! October 4, 2018

A beetle friend in the house!

October 4, 2018

The Poopening Featuring: Prehensile Jelly Anus…

The Poopening
Featuring: Prehensile Jelly Anus
Starring: Polyphemus Moth Caterpillars

Coming soon to a theater near you!

September 29, 2018

Did you know: lots of carpenter bees are freel…

Did you know: lots of carpenter bees are freeloading thieves who steal nectar from the base of flowers while avoiding the responsibilities of pollination?

It’s a lot easier to be large when you don’t need to fit inside these dainty little morning glories!

September 16, 2018

Texas: When it Rains, It’s Fire Ants For ever…

Texas: When it Rains, It’s Fire Ants

For every one mound you treat, they build three more.

*sigh*
September 10, 2018

Some of my guests from the past week. 1. Jump…

Some of my guests from the past week.
1. Jumping spider (Colonus sp.)
2. Potter wasp
3. Juvenile Texas spiny lizard
4. Flower weevil
5. Billbug snout beetle
6. Longhorn bee
7. Green anole (being purple cuz they change colors
8. Hoverfly
9. Bird grasshopper (their poops are HUGE and look like caterpillars, I was confused for a while!)
10. Carolina sphinx moth and Scissors grinder cicada

September 9, 2018

nanonaturalist: Mystery Tussock Moth caterpill…

nanonaturalist:

Mystery Tussock Moth caterpillar livepost continues! Unsettling egg raft and hatching photos over here (trypophobia warning!)[link] 

The babes are still pretty small, but oh boy they are HUNGRY. Their poops changed color from yellow to the standard green color. They are escape artists and I have to continually put them back into their habitat when I’m feeding them (I use a paintbrush to move them, very convenient!), and there are SO MANY of them. 

September 8, 2018

They are still so tiny but SO FURRY!! Look at all that FLUFF!! These babes are a pain in the butt and are constantly trying to escape. I can’t wait for them to get bigger and fluffier.

September 9, 2018