[“When one door closes another one opens “Pictures of many doors, all closed, locked, boarded shut etc. with the captions: schools, housing, health, youth, seniors, libraries, drug treatment, homeless shelters, parks, arts & culture, community services. The last door is open, it has bars and leads into a prison cell… “Destroy the prison industrial complex”]
Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290,000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years.
#seriously that looks like a DHD from stargate
If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Mayoo Sto Hoon, It’s My Way! (1964.)
Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary: Many thanks for your concern for dear little Frostie. Protection of Frostie’s hooves is something that is foremost in our minds and was one of the initial points we discussed with our veterinary team after Frostie’s mobility cart was fitted. Hooves are much tougher than soft paws and at this stage we are reluctant to strap them or do anything that may discourage Frostie from trying to use them. The use of the cart is intended to assist with the return of full functionality to Frostie’s hind limbs, and each instance that he spends short, monitored periods of time in his cart sees him flexing his fetlocks and using his legs more and more. Perhaps this is something you cannot see from a photo or short video clip. We agree that if the long term prognosis was for Frostie to never regain use of his limbs and if they lacked sensation they should not touch the ground, but we are pleased to say that is not the case. If the little guy’s progress can be maintained at its current rate we hope that little Frostie will be without his wheels in a very short time. Once again many thanks for caring about this dear boy.
Bobtail squid have a symbiotic relationship with bioluminescent bacteria which inhabit a special light organ in the squid’s mantle. The bacteria are fed a sugar and amino acid solution by the squid and in return hide the squid’s silhouette when viewed from below by matching the amount of light hitting the top of the mantle.
What a wonderful thing nature is.
OH MY GOD
LOOK AT THEM THEY LOOK LIKE LITTLE PSYCHEDELIC JELLYBEANS AAH THE ONE ON THE BOTTOM MIDDLE ALL CURLED UP LIKE A SLEEPY KITTY.
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I’VE SEEN ON MY DASH ALL WEEK
OH GOD, SOMETHING THAT MAY BE CUTER THAN CUTTLEFISH. /DEAD
Today’s mental health reminder: a relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days, (or whatever your step back may be) does not decrease your value. Take your time, do some self care, reflect on the progress that you have made. You are strong; one step back is nothing when you look at the journey you have already made.
|—||Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism, A Very Short Introduction (via thenegrotude)|
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Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014