Links to share

Colors in nature! http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-36674573

Why do sunflowers turn with the sun? http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/05/488891151/the-mystery-of-why-sunflowers-turn-to-follow-the-sun-solved

I’ve always thought this about fax machines: http://www.theonion.com/article/report-fax-machines-still-pretty-impressive-if-you-21256

Yes! Let’s make observing insects fun for everyone! Why not? 🙂
http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/08/06/488830352/the-app-that-aims-to-gamify-biology-has-amateurs-discovering-new-speciesf

Mound building spiders?! Yes, please: http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/environmental/disassembling-the-mason-spider-s-mound/article_3a6d7d98-4ff3-59f0-91ad-4f2516da929b.html

Yay kakapos! http://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservation/success-stories/baby-boom-for-one-of-the-worlds-rarest-parrots

How caddisflies build their cases:

Sparkly butt spiders! (again no blue pigment, just structural coloration) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/peacock-spiders-animals-science-colors/

Luna moths use sound waves to camouflage themselves! http://gizmodo.com/how-luna-moths-use-sound-waves-for-camouflage-1785352749

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