I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold.
Oxynoe antillarum, the Caulerpa sea slug.
This tiny marine gastropod is found in the Antilles (whence the specific epithet), where it consumes algæ that continue to photosynthesise in the slug’s gut. Thus each meal becomes even more nutritious after ingestion! The slug has an internal shell, and when threatened by predators it will exude an unpleasant milky substance to ward them off.
A great experiment to illustrate soil erosion! This simple experiment shows the importance of trees as a part of our environment. The water that runs through soil with vegetation (left corner), comes out clear, while the other two without vegetation is muddy.Yet, why do we keep cutting the trees in our forests and complaining why the water in our rivers are so muddy and dirty? — with Jesús Alberto Pedroza.
Somewhere in the wilderness of Northern Finland a male bear and female wolf strikes up an unlikely friendship, each evening after a hard-day’s hunting this pair could be seen sharing dinner together while enjoying the sunset. Between the hours of 8pm and 4am they would stay in each other’s company.(photo: Lassi Rautiainen)
Nothing better in this world than animal friends.
Velvet worms, once thought to be extinct is a fascinating ancient, caterpillar-like animals that have changed little over the last 400 million years.
Don’t let the downy appearance of the velvet worm fool you, they might be nearly blind but these curious creatures hunt their prey by spraying them with an adhesive mucous before sucking out their inside. It can slime its prey from 1-2 feet away, and paralyze it. The slime is also squirted in self-defence. An enemy with a face full of slime gives the velvet worm time to escape.
N55, SNAIL SHELL SYSTEM, 2001
A dwelling that can be rowed on water or carried/rolled on land, featured in the essay, “Home Makers: Artists Get Practical—and Political—About Housing.”