2 years ago
What’s the fastest flying insect, clocking in at around 35mph? 
sciencecenter:

“Dragonfly wings, like those seen above, are stiff and heavily veined, representing an early kind of wing, entomologists believe. Wings probably began as protrusions of the insect body: lobes that gave extra gliding stability. The insect’s circulatory system nourished these protruding lobes, and became the veins we now see in insect wings.
Despite being relatively primitive, dragonflies are the fastest flying insects and have been clocked as fast as 35 miles per hour.”
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What’s the fastest flying insect, clocking in at around 35mph? 

sciencecenter:

“Dragonfly wings, like those seen above, are stiff and heavily veined, representing an early kind of wing, entomologists believe. Wings probably began as protrusions of the insect body: lobes that gave extra gliding stability. The insect’s circulatory system nourished these protruding lobes, and became the veins we now see in insect wings.

Despite being relatively primitive, dragonflies are the fastest flying insects and have been clocked as fast as 35 miles per hour.”

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2 years ago
Morning Tweethearts….
magicalnaturetour:

“Don’t eat in front my face…” (by yanen31) :)

Morning Tweethearts….

magicalnaturetour:

“Don’t eat in front my face…” (by yanen31) :)

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2 years ago
stepping stones
scoutit:

Kung-Fu- Squirrel - Who’s Been In The Cookie Jar? by Peggy Collins

stepping stones

scoutit:

Kung-Fu- Squirrel - Who’s Been In The Cookie Jar? by Peggy Collins

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2 years ago
Good morning Tweethearts..
animalworld:

EMERALD TOUCANETAulacorhynchus prasinus© Ondřej Prosický
The Emerald Toucanet is a near-passerine bird occurring in mountainous regions from Mexico, through Central America, to northern Venezuela and along the Andes as far south as central Bolivia.
The Emerald Toucanet is a generally common in humid forest and woodland, mainly at higher elevations. The 3–4 white eggs are laid in an unlined hole in a tree, usually an old woodpecker nest,  but sometimes a natural cavity. Both sexes incubate the eggs for 14–15  days, and the chicks remain in the nest after hatching. They are blind  and naked at birth, and have short bills and specialised pads on their  heels to protect them from the rough floor of the nest. They are fed by  both parents, and fledge after about 6 weeks. They are fed for several weeks after leaving the nest.
Small flocks, usually consisting of 5–10 birds, move through the  forest in “follow-my-leader” style with a direct and rapid flight. This  species is primarily an arboreal fruit-eater, but will also take insects, lizards, bird eggs, and other small prey.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Toucanet
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Chestnut Tipped Toucanet
Plate-billed Mountain Toucan

Good morning Tweethearts..

animalworld:

EMERALD TOUCANET
Aulacorhynchus prasinus
© Ondřej Prosický

The Emerald Toucanet is a near-passerine bird occurring in mountainous regions from Mexico, through Central America, to northern Venezuela and along the Andes as far south as central Bolivia.

The Emerald Toucanet is a generally common in humid forest and woodland, mainly at higher elevations. The 3–4 white eggs are laid in an unlined hole in a tree, usually an old woodpecker nest, but sometimes a natural cavity. Both sexes incubate the eggs for 14–15 days, and the chicks remain in the nest after hatching. They are blind and naked at birth, and have short bills and specialised pads on their heels to protect them from the rough floor of the nest. They are fed by both parents, and fledge after about 6 weeks. They are fed for several weeks after leaving the nest.

Small flocks, usually consisting of 5–10 birds, move through the forest in “follow-my-leader” style with a direct and rapid flight. This species is primarily an arboreal fruit-eater, but will also take insects, lizards, bird eggs, and other small prey.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Toucanet

Other posts:

Psychedelic Anacaris

Chestnut Tipped Toucanet

Plate-billed Mountain Toucan

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2 years ago
private eyes are watching you…

private eyes are watching you…

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Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.  ~Virginia Burden

Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.  ~Virginia Burden

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2 years ago
@StacyNelson Corky the bartender
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Corky the Bartender at The Scarecrow Festival in Kettlewell, England
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RT @LeoDiCaprio Great doc on tigers + why they r close 2 extinction - tonight 10pm PT on CurrentTV current.com by @adamyamaguchi #SaveTigersNow

RT @LeoDiCaprio Great doc on tigers + why they r close 2 extinction - tonight 10pm PT on CurrentTV current.com by @adamyamaguchi #SaveTigersNow

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