This is the Dream Downtown Hotel in Chelsea located at W 16th Street in New York City. Pretty unusual if you ask me.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Well this White Breasted Nuthatch just cracked me up. He was reclining as he gobbled up the seed. I couldn't help but think of Jesus who apparently reclined at the dinner table as was the custom back in first century Palestine.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
This one, I do believe, looks like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
This was a dried specimen of a Sunflower Seastar that we had in my Marine Natural Science Illustration Class.
Pycnopodia helianthoides, commonly known as the sunflower seastar, is a large sea star found in the northeast Pacific. It is the largest sea star in the world, with a maximum armspan of 1 m (3.3 ft). Sunflower seastars usually have 16 to 24 limbs; their color can vary widely. They are predatory, feeding mostly on sea urchins, clams, snails, and other small invertebrates.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
When I keep it filled the American Goldfinches come and when I don't they go elsewhere so I try to have thistle available all of the time. What is interesting about this moment was that the top feeding station had two House Finches, the male with the red head on the left and the brown stripy female on the right. And the bottom had the American Goldfinches with the male on the left and the female on the right. Hmm, just like church in the Puritan days, men on the left and women on the right.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Eupholus bennetti writ large
c. Suzanne WagnerFrom Wikipedia...
Eupholus is a genus of beetle in the family Curculionidae. The genus includes some of the most colorful of the weevils. The color may serve as a warning to predators that they are distasteful. Most species feed upon yam leaves, some of which are toxic to other animals. The species occur in New Guinea and adjacent islands. This genus was described by French entomologist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval in 1835.
The making of a Eupholus!
The actual specimen that the photo was taken from is just over one inch long.
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