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This blog post on depression is so good…maintaining mental health is a constant process not a switch, you can’t magically just “be better.” If you’re suffering from depression, you’re not alone! Seek help…things can get better. And read this: Mental health — it is important

I’ve been very curious about the Travellers in Ireland…they are a topic much mentioned and rarely (if ever) discussed. Here’s one photographer’s life with the Travellers: Life With the Irish Travellers Reveals a Bygone World

Butterflies generally have very different patterns on the top and bottom of their wings, two separate canvasses: How Butterflies Pattern Top and Bottom Wing Surfaces Differently

This week in the world of insane plants I never knew existed…a mycoheterotrophic plant is rediscovered after 151 years after it was thought to be extinct. If mycoheterotrophy sounds unfamiliar to you, I posted about it before with these Indian Pipes. Essentially, they are plants that steal food from other plants* via mycorrhizal interactions (plant root/fungus). They’re fascinating, unusual, weird, and somewhat difficult to study…the blog linked to here is all about them!: Plants go extinct, but sometimes species are rediscovered. This one after 151 years.

I always adore UV light photography of flowers, and this series is really gorgeous: Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

A haunting RadioLab episode about a town that has been on fire for forty years…and what happens when you light natural coal fissures on fire: Dying Embers

An essay by our own ecological celebrity, E.O. Wilson. I have met him twice, but I guarantee he could not pick my face out of a line up haha! Anyway, another plea to better understand the species here on Earth before we lose them all: The 8 Million Species We Don’t Know

An article about the need to protect Kenya’s precious ecology: We must act now to save Kenya from ecological collapse

Fairy wrens are ridiculously adorable Australian birds…this photographer followed them around and shared some images of their lives: Photographing the secret lives of WA’s splendid fairy-wrens

I’ve already gone on at length about the dangers of dicamba…here’s how it threatens monarchs: Dicamba: A Menace to Monarchs, Majestic Butterflies At Risk From Widespread Spraying of Plant-killing Pesticide

International Women’s Day was last week…here is a photo series from that day: PHOTOS: Dispatches From International Women’s Day Demonstrations Around The Globe

*Most plants are autotrophic, meaning they make their own food from sunlight using photosynthesis.

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