ScienceDaily reports Researchers have shown for the first time the detrimental effect of wildfires on moths and the ecological benefits they provide by transporting pollen, making interacting plant and insect communities more vulnerable to local extinctions. Read story at Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks — ScienceDaily

via Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes by moths and increase extinction risks  — Natural History Wanderings

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Monument Valley sits on the Utah-Arizona border, within the Navajo Nation reservation. The iconic sandstone buttes that dot the valley floor can mostly be accessed or viewed from Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which—though instantly recognizable—has many fewer visitors annually than the nearby Grand Canyon. Gathered here, a collection of images of some of the […]

via Monument Valley, Navajo Nation Reservation. — Old Guv Legends

Agama atra The Southern Rock Agama occurs only in South Africa (portions of every province), Lesotho and very marginally into Namibia and Botswana. They occur in a wide range of habitats, from the seashore to semi-deserts to high mountain plateaus, provided there’s rocks among which to shelter. They feed mainly on various small insects and […]

via Southern Rock Agama — de Wets Wild