Natural World

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Agaves

Photo: 2005 Agave = a succulent plant with rosettes of narrow spiny leaves and tall flower spikes, native to the southern USA and tropical America Agaves and Yuccas Hunker.com – Both plants are succulent and grow from a rosette. The agave typically has sharp spines on the leaf edges whereas the yucca has none. Yucca …

Stapeliads

Photo: Martin Heigan, Stapelia schinzii var. schinzii flower macro Stapeliad = a succulent African plant with large star-shaped fleshy flowers that have bold markings and a fetid smell of rotting meat that attracts pollinating flies Wikipedia: The genera of plants within the tribe Stapeliae are all to varying degrees stem succulents. Many of the species …

Yuccas

Photo: Lost City Museum Yucca = a plant of the agave family with stiff swordlike leaves and spikes of white bell-shaped flowers that are dependent upon the yucca moth for fertilization, found especially in warm regions of North America Agaves and Yuccas Hunker.com – Both plants are succulent and grow from a rosette. The agave …

Mars

Photo: NASA Marshall, Hubble Portrait News from the 4th planet in our solar system: Insight mars.nasa.gov/insight Weather https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-brings-mars-landing-first-in-six-years-to-viewers-everywhere-nov-26 https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/timeline/landing/watch-in-person http://theoatmeal.com/comics/insight Headlines http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faint Elon Musk Publishes Plans for Colonizing Mars – http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/space.2017.29009.emu http://www.universetoday.com/134547/ever-wondered-final-approach-mars-might-feel-like https://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/earth-to-mars http://waitbutwhy.com/2016/09/spacexs-big-fking-rocket-the-full-story.html http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-announce-mars-mystery-solved http://www.wired.com/2014/07/new-geologic-map-mars-usgs http://www.nature.com/news/water-seems-to-flow-freely-on-mars-1.14343 Mars Rovers Mars Landscapes (Curiosity!) marsrovers.nasa.gov – @MarsCuriosity google.com/mars/about.html Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter_HiRISE.html hirise.lpl.arizona.edu nasa.gov/msl we_are_engineers_and_scientists_on_the_mars technology_and_science-space http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/03/4-billion-pixel-mars-panorama https://www.360cities.net/image/mars-panorama-curiosity-selfie-night#32.70,7.00,70.0 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/09/science/space/100000003277462.app.html Sky …

Elephants Links

Photo: Brian Ralphs Links related to elephants presented in somewhat random fashion: Flickr don’t think of an elephant Flickr Groups Addo Elephant National Park Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes & Hippos Elephants Twitter @wrldelephantday @dw_globalideas @SAASA_RSA @DTravelsRound @cynthiaord In the Presence of Elephants and Whales – Katy Payne is a renowned acoustic biologist with a Quaker sensibility. …

Amazon

Photo The Amazon River is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world. 2019 Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change Headlines How Tourism Can Help Save the Amazon – Travel Pulse – @MiaTaylorWriter Nature-inspired design: how the Amazon can help us solve humanity’s greatest challenges Research The Market …

Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Milky Way over the Desert When you see many Joshua trees, you are in the Mojave Desert. – Joshua Tree National Park – JoshuaTreeNPS The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains …