nature boys part two

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arthwollipot wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 1:07 am There's a total solar eclipse today, visible from a remote town in Western Australia. We'll get a partial here, but it's heavily clouded.
Happens a lot here whenever there's an astronomical event; clouds and rain.
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President Bush wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 4:02 am Another day in Utah...

Love the photos.

I miss travelling through the western states.
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grayman wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 11:26 am
President Bush wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 4:02 am Another day in Utah...

Love the photos.

I miss travelling through the western states.
FL and I are in Escalante for a couple weeks. Driven through this area before but never explored. Weather is looking good, don't want rain, makes things impassible.
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grayman wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 11:22 am
arthwollipot wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 1:07 am There's a total solar eclipse today, visible from a remote town in Western Australia. We'll get a partial here, but it's heavily clouded.
Happens a lot here whenever there's an astronomical event; clouds and rain.
There are some nice pics from that remote town in Western Australia, where the weather was spectacularly clear.
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This doesn't belong here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49RHlVw ... ndthepress

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President Bush wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 4:02 am Another day in Utah...
Amazing place!
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The Red River Gorge is one of Kentucky's natural wonder places.
It's currently on fire:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fire-kentuck ... 50994.html

meanwhile, we've had 3 perfect spring days in a row. Funny how that makes me nervous.
Well, after days in the 80's (F) it's due to freeze tonight and the next.
This only bothers me in that i see how it bothers my friends that aren't humans.
It's been a terrible year for birds, with the new avian flu killing record numbers of wild birds.

Add to that the insect collapse, and the lack of pollinators, and you've got trouble for plants. It's all so inter-wound (and right here) that i have to see it as a whole. The patient (nature) is suffering.

These wild temp swings have an impact. One we mostly don't notice at first.
A side-bar of the impact (climate change) is that certain species (generalists) gain an advantage with the dying of the specialists.
The trees that will likely move into the space once taken by the white ash trees are invasive and fairly useless (to humans).

Kentucky is in a crisis for white oak trees suitable for bourbon barrels. Bourbon is huge in KY and by law, requires barrels made of white oak. They are single use barrels. It takes a large tree to make the barrels.

oops.
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FL and I headed down a wash on a route to a natural bridge today, scanning the canyon walls for old Fremont granaries and pictographs. Got lucky, this pictograph not described anywhere I can find...


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Don't recall ever having seen a such a healthy-looking mushroom popping up out of deep sand. FL spotted this today, google image search indicates genus tulostoma. There's a species tulostoma utahense, the suffix ense meaning in Spanish "from a place". And we're in Utah, go figure.
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grayman wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 12:44 am Here ya go stanky...

https://twitter.com/kkMrRay/status/1648819470293450753
somehow missed that post. Awesome, grayman.
can't tell if it's real.
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