Gray Day, Yellow Umbrella

A hot mess of crafting/cooking/baking and creating.
rhamphotheca:

The full-grown bumble-bee bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai), at about the size of a bumble bee,is considered one of the smallest mammals on the planet. But its comparatively wide wingspan enables the animal to hover and cover long distances, which it navigates, like other bats, with echolocation. The bumble-bee bat inhabits only a certain area of Thailand and Myanmar and is listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List, because the population of less than 10,000 has been disturbed by human activity in the limestone caves and bamboo deforests where they reside.
Source: University of Michigan and IUCN Red List
(via: TakePart.org)

rhamphotheca:

The full-grown bumble-bee bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai), at about the size of a bumble bee,is considered one of the smallest mammals on the planet. But its comparatively wide wingspan enables the animal to hover and cover long distances, which it navigates, like other bats, with echolocation. The bumble-bee bat inhabits only a certain area of Thailand and Myanmar and is listed as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List, because the population of less than 10,000 has been disturbed by human activity in the limestone caves and bamboo deforests where they reside.

Source: University of Michigan and IUCN Red List

(via: TakePart.org)

Help us share our research in Japan

My friends and I are trying to get to a Systemic Functional Linguistics conference in Japan! It’s coming up really soon. We’re fundraising if anyone wants to participate, we are doing a really cool post card fundraiser! If you donate money to our fundraising we’re going to send you a postcard from Japan. They can also be sent to someone if you’d like. It will be really neat, full of strange and odd fun facts! 

Went back to Iowa again this summer. Worked hard and saw the bonobo loves and caught up with the nicest people! Iowans are the best. It was the best. Miss y’alls when I’m back at home. 

Support the bonobos at: http://www.iowaprimatelearning.org/

Night adventures in the Jungle! We saw so many crazy things. Tarantulas, frogs, spiders, scorpion-spiders, margay prints! 

We found bugs! They showed up all over base (frequently found them on my hanging laundry). Bottleneck brush weevil, Borer beetle and a type of scarab!

Spent a couple days in San Jose having adventures and touring about. It took leaving the jungle to see a coati! This one stole some food from children at the volcano. 

This summer I had an internship in Costa Rica at an amazing biological station. The wildlife was amazing, the setting was beautiful, it was so warm and I made so many great friends. I loved the work and learned so much! 

pumpkinnspice:

Spicy Interviews with Pete Holmes and Chris Thayer

aka, why Pete Holmes is one of my favorite people ever

i laughed so hard i choked. true story. 

(via ricochet)

I definitely feel like this sometimes hah 

(via amypoehler)

ricochet:

my little valentine’s day treat bags

bestling, ur so gosh darn talented/creative.  

(Source: ricochet)