etsy:

Sweet dreams. 

#camping

etsy:

Sweet dreams

#camping

mothernaturenetwork:

Can plants ‘hear’ themselves being eaten?New study shows that plants mount an immune response to the mere sound of a chomping insect.

mothernaturenetwork:

Can plants ‘hear’ themselves being eaten?
New study shows that plants mount an immune response to the mere sound of a chomping insect.

please-slow-down-take-it-easy:

Perfect. on We Heart It.
breathtakingdestinations:

New York City - New York - USA (von Thomas Hawk)

breathtakingdestinations:

New York City - New York - USA (von Thomas Hawk)

euphoricexistance:

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mothernaturenetwork:

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth
These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.

mothernaturenetwork:

Even Google’s founders say we should work fewer than 40 hours a weekWe don’t really need to work so much — so why do we?

mothernaturenetwork:

Even Google’s founders say we should work fewer than 40 hours a week
We don’t really need to work so much — so why do we?

nprfreshair:

Laurence Packer loves bees. "Passion is a bit of an understatement, maybe I’m obsessed," he tells us.  His book, Keeping the Bees: Why All Bees are at Risk and What We Can Do to Save Themexplores what exactly bees do and why its so important that we protect them. In today’s interview he explains how pollination can affect fruit and vegetable crops: 

"A nice, economically valuable watermelon that’s large and quite round and not malformed requires a couple of thousand pollen grains to be deposited. And that might require seven or so different visits of a bee to the flower.

In California, where these studies have been done in the most detail, there are 40 different species of bees that will perform that service. If not enough pollen gets onto the watermelon you get a [misshapen] one. And if you don’t get any pollen, you don’t get any watermelon at all.

Some crops are entirely dependent upon pollination. Others don’t require pollinators at all, such as cereal grains. Others are pollinated by the wind, such as grapes. But most of the tastiest products from plants — such as most fruits and vegetables — these require pollination for the development for the fruit or the vegetable, or at least for the propagation of the vegetable plants through seeds.”

Photos: Sam Droege/Flickr and Wayne Boo/Flickr

rachelfershleiser:

(via Pictures & Photos from Wild (2014) - IMDb)
I AM A LITTLE BIT EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

rachelfershleiser:

(via Pictures & Photos from Wild (2014) - IMDb)

I AM A LITTLE BIT EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

micdotcom:

JK Rowling wrote a new Harry Potter story. This is not a drill people

J.K. Rowling just surprised Harry Potter fans everywhere in the best way possible.

The author, who is responsible for all seven mega-bestselling Harry Potter books, posted a new short story to her website Pottermore today. Titled “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final,” the tale is written in the form of a gossip column by Rita Skeeter, the delightfully poisonous character from the original series.

Though it reads as a newspaper column, the piece provides some clues as to what the main characters have been up to and is the first time we’ve seen the Harry Potter stars in grown up form since the series epilogue. Much has changed: Harry is now 34, he has a new scar on his cheek and is showing signs of grey hair.

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