Animals, Blogging, Nature

A Beast for the Ages Discover Polar Bears

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Why do we love (and fear, and kill) polar bears with so much intensity? At Longreads, Michael Engelhard, a wilderness guide and anthropologist, looks into the Arctic predator’s grip on our imagination.

Very interesting read here A Beast for the Ages — Discover

Gardening, inspiration, Nature

Discovering Mother Earth New Species: Begonia Fulgurata

Begonia fulgurata, a new species discovered in northern Thailand. Begonia fulgurata resembles B. integrifolia, a widespread species in Southeast Asia, in having tubers, erect stem with hairy leaves, and a periodically dormant habit.

However, the new species is sharply distinct in its lamina densely hirsute (vs sparsely puberulous) and with maroon patches and silvery-white veins

“Nature never stops growing, producing, renovating. Nature always wins!” -DRAMACN (Dra. Martha A Castro Noriega)