Here is a camera shot of the longnose snake vanishing down its hole right in front of the western diamondback hoping for a meal.
Such fun teaching #botany
during Scientist in the Spotlight at NHMU this afternoon. (Volume up on the video! 🤣) "I wanted them to get to know plants and fungi and how much fun they can be," said botanist Katie Sanbonmatsu, who is the Ann Kelsey Student Botanical Project Fund recipient.
Meet new scientists at NHMU during Scientist in the Spotlight on the first and third Friday of each month.
Where the searchlights find us drinking by the mausoleum door • “One of the most desolate Cities of the Dead, hemmed in between a Tremé housing project and the interstate. Built in 1823, it's a prime example of local cemetery design, with a dead-straight center aisle lined with grandiose Greek Revival mausoleum. A second Marie Laveau II the famous Voodoo Queens daughter or known as Marie laveau II, has a tomb here, it to is also also daubed with red-chalk crosses and covered with offerings Candles and Monkey and cock staturs and flowers.”
with this Couch's spadefoot toad (which is actually a frog) that was found in the panhandle of Texas. According to the ADW (Animal Diversity Web), this species of spadefoot inhabits dry grassland prairies and mesquite savannahs in the Southwest, ranging into Southern Mexico.
They are fossorial, spending a majority of their time underground in burrows. These amphibians have been known to stay underground for up to 10 months without eating, surviving on their stored fatty reserves for sustenance. They get their common name and can be differentiated from other species by the black, sickle like spades on their hind feet. These spades are actually used for shoveling as they dig with their hind legs when settling into the ground. You can see them in the second photo.
Spadefoot toads will come up for rain events during breeding season, which occurs from April to September. Eggs normally hatch within three days and tadpoles develop quickly reaching metamorphosis in 9 days to 2 weeks because they are deposited in temporary or ephemeral pools.
The Couch's spadefoot is always a treat to see because they are uncommon to find in my area. It actually rained when I was visiting my home in Texas, so this guy was out and about enjoying it too.
A recently finished card for the #nocturnaoracledeck
- “Mushrooms.” If you’re interested in keeping up to date with the oracle deck, I’ve created a mailing list! Since social media sites can be crappy about actually showing you creators’ posts, plus this gives me the opportunity to talk a little more in-depth about this project. I’ll be including updates, FAQs, info on preordering, and more in the newsletter. Don’t worry - I’ll keep updates to twice a month at the most. You can find the signup form at thecreepingmoon.com/tarot (all the way at the bottom) or at http://eepurl.com/dHWXZP
Thanks everyone for their support so far! #oracle #oracledeck #mushrooms #mycology #fungalkingdom #nature #naturalhistory #plantmagic #divination
First day today, Happy Autumn everyone :) (c) Sandrine Maugy 2018
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