Posted by: atowhee | May 13, 2020

NATURE INSISTS, RESISTS, PERSISTS… PRODUCING ITS OWN SIST-INE BEAUTY

One global meme of the covid virus pandemic is how animals (and plants) return to places where they had been scared off, crowded out, run over or otherwise disappeared when humans were behaving in their ways as expected way back in 2019.  Herewith a list of some of what’s happened, what we’re learning, what we’ve missed or ignored for too long:

Fire retarding goats break loose in Silicon Valley, organic, not digital.

Canals are boat free in Venice, clean water and sea animals can now be seen.

People, or not, 17-year ocusts are due to show up in parts of the U.S.

Not extinct after all–the rarely seen blue bee of Florida.

In Spain a larger, rare animal is back on its old range…after a 150 year absence.

Llamas versus covid–could the camel’s cousin win?

Feeling lonely?  Maybe you should befriend a garter snake?

Plumes come in many forms–smoke, feathers, nom de…but Cassowary clothing is unique.

SHARKS DON’T NEED AGENTS, THEY JUST MAKE THE NEWS

Whale shark, a long-lived critter.

Then we have Greenland sharks, likely the longest-living vertebrate on the planet.  One hundred years is too young to breed!  A British publication just did a piece on this species but I went back and found this one fro 3 years ago in the New Yorker.  Hah, so there.

One word of advice as you go, try to act natural.


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