environmental

Garden Spinners

Garden Spinners

I made a new garden spider friend at the arboretum, yesterday! As such, this is as much a PSA as an environmental observation: Be careful walking the paths today. The spiders are busy at work.

Philz Coffee Review

Philz Coffee Review

As often occurs, dear friends, a few days ago at around 2 o'clock, my energy was sapped and I needed some caffeine and food.  Drinking high-caff coffee, sans food never ends well.  I've tried it.  Undergrad studying makes you forget to eat, sometimes. Also craft/art projects.  Not recommended.  Timers and alarms are your friend.  But, I digress.

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Things I Learned from Plants (A Series): #2. Water is Life and Should Be Respected.

Things I Learned from Plants (A Series): #2. Water is Life and Should Be Respected.

Water is party to all things, dear reader.  While all Earth-dwelling embodied lifeforms have their own characteristics, goals, needs, and expectations of their environments, water is a common necessity they all share.  Without proper hydration, the brain's receptors stop interpreting and correlating information and general organ failure occurs, plants are unable to photosynthesize, and moisture continues to evaporate from the body at a rather high rate. 

Remembering Fern Gully

Remembering Fern Gully

In honor of today being Earth Day, I thought I would share some of my earliest memories of ecology and the need for ecoactivism.  Some of you might remember the 1992 film, Fern Gully; some of you likely weren't yet born.  I didn't know there was a sub-header for it until I was looking up information again, but it's "The Last Rainforest."  

The Power of Growing Things

The Power of Growing Things

Getting out in nature is therapy, a form of self-care.  People often say that they need to "go be in nature."  Where is this nature?  Is it the mountains, tall trees a sheltering canopy overhead?  Is it the violent waves crashing against a battered rocky shoreline?  Perhaps "nature" is the expansive park in your town square, home to childhood games and Sunday picknicks. 

The Importance of Bees

The Importance of Bees

There are many species of bees, though the most well known is the honey bee, Apis Mellifera, the species that tend to suffer most from Colony Collapse Disorder, in which either suddenly or gradually, the population of the hives in an area significantly decrease.