Sleeping with his favorite Snorlax
Sometimes known as the “Diva Hemerophila Moth” H. diva is a colorful species of metalmark moth (Choreutidae) which occurs in Cuba and more rarely in Florida. H. diva larvae feed almost exclusively on Ficus species and will curl their leaves and skeletonize their surface.
More nature here
By Horst Winkler
…is a species of Oriental Swallowtail Moth (Epicopeiidae) which is distributed throughout the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and Taiwan. Like other members of its family E. hainesii looks very similar to the swallowtail butterflies of the family Papilionidae, and possibly mimics them.
By Tanya Fentress
A barrel a day….
Photo by Adam Duffy
"dobby can only be freed if master presents him with bbq"
Mini paintings on cedar by Cathy McMurray on Etsy
Happy Birthday, Wyoming!
On this day in history, Wyoming became the 44th state in 1890. The Bureau of Land Management administers more than 17.5 million acres of public lands and 40.7 million acres of federal mineral estate in Wyoming.
The state’s rugged and historic lands are rich in legend of outlaw activity in the late 1800s, most notably Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch Gang. BLM Wyoming manages the Middle Fork, Hole in the Wall and other infamous western sites as well as the longest and most intact segments of the National Historic Trails System which includes 1400 miles of the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California, Pony Express and Nez Perce trails
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Wyoming is a cooperative partnership between BLM, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation and the City of Casper. The Trails Center interprets the significant role of the area’s historic trails in the history of the United States, and seeks to promote public understanding of both America’s western Native cultures and historic westward expansion while highlighting BLM’s role as active stewards of public lands.