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California poppy (coastal form) and honey bee butt
Eschscholzia californica var. maritima

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Book - Athlii Gwaii 

Just finished “Athlii Gwaii: Upholding Haida Law at Lyell Island” edited by Jisgang Nika Collison

“We are still here
And so, it continues...”

@heidi Thank you for the recommendation - so good! 😭🙂

Book: Does it Fart? 

Just finished “Does it Fart? The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence” by Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti, Illustrated by Ethan Kocak

Because sometimes something light-hearted is in order 😆

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Update: the river of butterflies just fluttered through my neighborhood, ~120 miles away from where we saw them last Thursday. 🤯
(Where are they going??)

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What We’re Fighting For Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Injustice 

I haven’t read every book out there re: climate change, but this is the best so far for calling me to action, rather than despair.

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What We’re Fighting For Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Injustice 

Book by Wen Stephenson

“Is it too late? We know what the science says. What does your conscience say? What does “too late” even mean? Too late for what? Even in the face of all we now know, will it ever be too late for some kind of faith in human decency; or to hold onto some kind of hope, however irrational it may seem, in our fellow human beings; or to love our brothers and sisters on this earth?”

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Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, on Desert Sand Verbena, Abronia villosa

While out in Palm Springs, we noticed hundreds (or maybe even thousands) of Painted Lady butterflies. Everywhere. Flitting across the street, across the airport tarmac, across the 10 freeway.... mind-boggling.

Spotted this not-so-little guy while out botanizing in the San Bernardinos last summer.
I HAD NO IDEA such amazing lizards live nearby!!

SoCal Wild Flower Hotline 

For anyone in Southern California interested in checking out this year's wildflowers, here's a good resource:
theodorepayne.org/learn/wildfl

California poppy (coastal form) and honey bee butt
Eschscholzia californica var. maritima

Book - Difficult Women 

Just finished: "Difficult Women" by Roxane Gay

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Oops! Just found out this is a black-tailed bumble bee, not a yellow-faced bumble bee, thanks to iNaturalist.

If you've ever wondered what something is (plant, animal, insect, etc), this is worth your while:
inaturalist.org/

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