Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This throne looks significantly more comfortable than the iron one.

This throne looks significantly more comfortable than the iron one.

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

Monday, April 14, 2014
Flight rising has a registration window open if you want to join!If you do join, please let them know that SageKorppi refered you :)Thanks!!

Flight rising has a registration window open if you want to join!

If you do join, please let them know that SageKorppi refered you :)

Thanks!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014
dendroica:

insectlove:

queeninsect: Cuckoo Wasp on Sedum (by johnhallmen)

Holopyga generosa

Gorgeous!

dendroica:

insectlove:

queeninsect: Cuckoo Wasp on Sedum (by johnhallmen)

Holopyga generosa

Gorgeous!

starborn-vagaboo:

importerrobinson:

izzatso:

Misato, who has been previously hired by her High School to rid their auditorium of pigeons, asserts that her falcon, Momotaro, will get the job done.

“The falcon is a divine punishment against crows. When their eyes meet the glare of the falcon, they will definitely not return” she says without a single doubt in her mind.

Japan’s Schoolgirl Falconer Is Incredibly Badass [Japanator]

that quote omfg lmao

That is awesomely badass.

(Even if that’s a Goshawk, not a falcon, though falcon is usually applied to female birds and tiercel to males blahblahblah LOOKIT THE PRETTY LADY AND HER PRETTY BIRDY)

I really want to meet up with other falconers in Japan.  They have some really interesting customs and equipment!

So excited!

So excited!

borishu asked: How does releasing a bird work? I know most animals you can't release because they have been domesticated. What stops her from returning/how will she survive is she is trained on a system of food with you? I'm not accusing, I'm just really curious.

crazycritterlife:

With most animals, yes, habituation is a problem. It can be a problem for birds of prey raised from babies as well, but not for raptors taken from the wild. Maya survived on her own in the wild for 6 months before I trapped her, so she knows how to do it. It’s instinct. Also, she hasn’t been sitting in a cage getting fed all this time with me, either. She’s been out almost every day, hunting, soaring, fighting with other birds, doing everything that she’ll be doing in the wild. Those skills haven’t been lost to her. The only difference is that with me, more game showed up and the kills were easier. Without me, she’ll go right back to hunting smaller game like mice, voles, and large insects. She’ll probably do some scavenging and thieving as well (she’s a dominant bird who enjoys stealing from other raptors). 

As for returning, some falconry birds do return to their falconers! I’ve heard stories of birds showing up in their falconer’s yards looking for a meal, but those cases are uncommon. More often than not, the bird will revert completely back to their wild state within a few days. Even well-trained falconry birds, when fat, will often want nothing to do with the falconer. So if released at a high weight, the odds of them returning are pretty low. And they won’t approach other people for food either because generally it was only the falconer who provided them food, not other people. Of course, there are exceptions, but they’re rare. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Friday, April 11, 2014

after-fear:

Overly Honest Methods in science.

A million times yes.

"I did my observations of these animals in the afternoon because I didn’t want to get up at 5am to drive there everyday." - Me

Reblogging this specifically to point everyone in the direction of the original artist.  There is no attribution on this image that links back to the original artist.  Here is Mark Chilcott, the original artist’s Tumblr post with this piece and a link to where you can get prints!I find it really sad that this image, with no attribution to the original artist has something like 817 notes (at this moment) and the actual artist who created it has 6 notes.  Something isn’t right about that in my opinion.Posting and reblogging art is great!  But it’s even better when the original artist gets the credit, potential sales, and viewership for it! :)
 Give credit where it is due!

Reblogging this specifically to point everyone in the direction of the original artist.  There is no attribution on this image that links back to the original artist.  Here is Mark Chilcott, the original artist’s Tumblr post with this piece and a link to where you can get prints!

I find it really sad that this image, with no attribution to the original artist has something like 817 notes (at this moment) and the actual artist who created it has 6 notes.  Something isn’t right about that in my opinion.

Posting and reblogging art is great!  But it’s even better when the original artist gets the credit, potential sales, and viewership for it! :)

 Give credit where it is due!

tiny-fierce:

Ask Westeros

We break from our regularly scheduled Murphy for me to reblog this awesome little video series I’m part of.

Here’s a gifset of Khal Drogo talking about My Little Pony because…horses.

IT IS KNOWN!

(I am dying! HAHAHAHAHA)

(Source: ginnabean)