by Matthew Cobb
A frosty morning on the picket line today – better than yesterday, when it was chucking it down and I thought I might end up with a case of trenchfoot.
In Poland, Hili has some important news:
Ja: O czym?
Hili: Że tu siedzę.
— caenhillcc (@caenhillcc) November 29, 2019
It's 25 years since David Noble stumbled across this stand of bizarre trees in a rocky valley near Sydney, Australia. This is the plant kingdom's great survivor: Wollemia, an araucarian conifer that once dominated Gondwana but was eventually reduced to a single clone #dinosaurs pic.twitter.com/eCBqIb09OT
— Professor Howard Falcon-Lang (@falconlang) November 29, 2019
One of the most gloriously stupid pieces of art ever created by humankind. pic.twitter.com/59rHNaxE5s
— Dave Lee (@davelee1968) November 28, 2019
A very brief Otter encounter this morning. I had this one for about 25 minutes as it came to the end of it's feed. This is a wee video clip of it checking it's messages before coming ashore 😁 Isle of Bute #ilovebute pic.twitter.com/TuvOImEq5y
— John Williams (@williamsjohn76) November 24, 2019
Even fossils can be ephemeral:
The Clarkia fossil beds in Idaho contain exquisitely preserved ~15-million-year-old leaves sandwiched between rock. When exposed, the leaves momentarily retain their original reds, yellows, and browns—or, rarely, a chlorophyllic hue—before oxidizing & fading
Photo by Yige Zhang pic.twitter.com/gSzoLkK7kS
— Ferris Jabr (@ferrisjabr) November 19, 2019
The widest moth in the world:
Here’s some footage I took of the White Witch Moth— widest insect wingspan in the world.
It is ~ 1 ft (30cm) wingtip to wingtip! As far as I know there isn’t other footage out there of them flying slow motion in their natural habitat. pic.twitter.com/oF4WrRAPMx
— Phil Torres (@phil_torres) November 19, 2019
Love a bittern. What’s the difference between the American and the European versions?
I went birding a few days ago and had a lucky encounter with an American Bittern. My friend got photos of this, a completely normal bird pic.twitter.com/XUnB4Hna96
— Rosemary Mosco (Bird And Moon) (@RosemaryMosco) November 19, 2019
Bad news for moths:
— Adam Mitchell, Ph.D (@Calosoma_amitch) November 19, 2019
A cosmic perspective. The Universe is very very very big.
— James O'Donoghue (@physicsJ) September 30, 2019
This looks fairly terrifying:
“Wait up, man!” pic.twitter.com/x9haVyoolf
— Yoni (@OriginalYoni) October 26, 2019