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Red-bellied Woodpecker, © 2016 S. D. Stewart

Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Each species of grasshopper has its own song. This is important, as the varied species cannot breed with each other. The female needs to be aware that she is listening to a male from her own species. Compass termites of Northern Australia build tall nests that are wedge-shaped. They measure up to 3.5 m in length. Flying frogs change color in the day. They are greenish-blue in sunlight and green in the evening. At night there are black. Boas, as well as many other snakes have special heat-sensitive organs that are called pits. These pits are on their heads. They can detect the heat given by a warm-blooded animal standing close to them. Anteaters protect their long claws by walking on their knuckles. This makes them look as if they are limping. The hippopotamus’s skin is protected by its own pink oily secretion known as ‘Pink sweat’.

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Brazilian graphic artist Butcher Billy reimagines The Cure songs as horror comic books:

The Cure 'Close to Me'

Graphic artist Butcher Billy’s horror comic book version of The Cure’s ‘Close to Me’

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Two-way interview with David Bowie and William Burroughs (Rolling Stone, 1974)

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Feature article at Resident Advisor

“We should be careful to consider exactly what future we are defaulting to, and what ways we have been taught to engage this default-future,” she says. “As someone who is brown, someone who is queer—struggling to exist as both—my relationship with the future has been precious because it’s where my positivity can take flight, where the narratives I embody / live / create, jettison out and into being, full of hope and energy.”

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“My body a dwelling between colonized and colonizer, I once carried a shame of my brownness. It was as though my whiteness wanted to purge my mother’s blood from me; I would even pray that I would wake up to find myself not only entirely white, but entirely a ‘real boy,’ because even then, I already knew I didn’t fit in with the gender assigned to me. Contact with my Bolivian/indigenous heritage — whether that was through music, language, food, or literally touching the ground of La Paz — was crucial to undoing this mental fixation, this internalized hatred. My encountering with landscape, my reaching out to it, gave clarity to concepts still difficult to put into/retain with languages. In Mexico, the rules were different: as a child, I could ride deep into the countryside, unsupervised. I became aware of my own longing, isolation, hysterical positioning, while at the same time uncovering a new relationship with (and very disanthropocentric companion in) landscape. It was by this encountering that I found god, godness — this thing in me that was also an excess, indifferent yet total grace, this thing that embraces, hides, moves through what I am, surviving what I am, yet always dying in order to be new (its newness is ancient).”

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American White Pelican, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

American White Pelican at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX

American White Pelicans, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

Trio of American White Pelicans at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dallas, TX, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dallas, TX

Great Blue Heron, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

Great Blue Heron at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Hutchins, TX

Great Blue Heron, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

Great Blue Heron at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Hutchins, TX

Indian Peacock, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

An Indian Peacock dozes in the sun at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Hutchins, TX

American White Pelican at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Hutchins, TX, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

American White Pelican at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Hutchins, TX

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia), © 2015 S. D. Stewart

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia) at Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas, TX

Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas, TX, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

Along the Bluebonnet Trail at Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas, TX

White-winged Dove, Dallas, TX, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

White-winged Dove, Dallas, TX

baby mastodon

Mastodon sculpture, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

They’re making a comeback.

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Fairy House, © 2015 S. D. Stewart

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