Thursday, April 11, 2013
|Photo by Melanie Huff via Pinterest|
The number of Monarchs migrating to their winter home in Mexico has plummeted by almost 2/3. Heat and drought are thought to be the main causes of the decline, but also at fault are the mass farming practices of North America. Genetically modified crops are wiping out the Monarchs main food source, milkweed. Like so many other wild creatures, their habitat is dwindling. Like the honeybee, this small but vital insect is important in the ecosystem at large. Known as the 'wanderer' in the land of Oz, their great migration takes three or four generations to complete.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
How awesome is this Spring 2013 lookbook from Ax+Apple... apart from the amazing jewelry the concept behind this shoot blows my mind. Styled by Chloe Chippendale of sugarhigh+lovestoned and iloveborntobewild, she uses her main modal of choice, Lauryn Holmquist, plus collaborates with another inspirational creator and photographer, Alexander Valenti for this incredibly visually appealing lb, for the year of the black snake holds promise yet...
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
When the 9,000-strong emperor penguin colony on Antarctica’s Princess Ragnhild Coast received its first ever human visitors in December 2012, it was three team members from the polar research station Princess Elisabeth Antarctica: expedition leader Alain Hubert, station chief mechanic Kristof Soete and Swiss mountain guide Raphael Richard who travelled to the colony.
The remote colony of one-metre-tall emperor penguins was first discovered in satellite imagery by scientists from the British Antarctic Survey, and published in a 2009 paper “Penguins from space: faecal stains reveal the location of emperor penguin colonies”. However, the colony's existence was unconfirmed until the visit from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica team, who had been supporting the work of glaciologists carrying out scientific research on the Derwael Ice Rise, some 50km from the colony, and 250km from the zero emission base.