Commuting by bike throughout the DMV over the past year or so has exposed me to the beauty of where I live. This gem (Indian Rail Trail) is a testament that venturing into the unknown definitely has its rewards. The trail was pristine, the people emitted great vibes & the preserve was full of wild life!! The fact that I was only 20 min from home, but felt like I was on vacation, priceless. #BikeLife#PHT#IndianRailWayTrail #MyFavFormOfCardio #Heritage #NaturalHistory
This fluorescent mineral is named for its type locality in Autun, France, where it was first recorded in 1852, but can be found in many locations including England, Portugal, Germany, Brazil and Australia.
Meet Davona Blackhorse, another of our speakers at the Reciprocal Healing confluence in November:
Davona Blackhorse, M.A. is a Clinical and Mental Health Counselor who seeks to develop culturally appropriate therapy interventions that are inclusive of Native American healing practices. She is pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Health with an emphasis in Psychosocial Health; her studies focus on the psychological impact of toxic land mining exposure on the Navajo Reservation and historical trauma among Native Americans.
Davona will be giving a talk titled: “Land As Ally in Recovery From Historical Trauma.”
Click on the webpage link here for more info/to register: @reciprocal_healing_confluence #ReciprocalHealing#NaturalHistory#ecopsychology#sedona
♤ Cinnabar on Dolomite ♤
Chatian, Hunan, China
A deep, red drillbit of cinnabar juts out from a matrix of dolomite. This miniture displays the outstanding twinning that so frequently occurs with cinnabar.
Chinese cinnabar illustrates the life cycle of a mineral locality. It was once the case that fine Chinese cinnabar specimens were rare as hell. Of course, this changed once China began to mine as much of this mercury ore mineral as possible. After the mines dried up, well, let's just say that the cinnabar specimens have returned to their previous state of "uncommon". Carpe Cinnabaris.
Piece available by auction on August 26th through Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
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Meet Peter Kahn, one of the speakers at our Reciprocal Healing confluence in November:
Peter Kahn, Jr., Ph.D. is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Ecopsychology, and co-editor of the books Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species, and The Rediscovery of the Wild. He is a professor at the University of Washington, with appointments in the Department of Psychology and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.
Peter will be participating in a panel discussion titled: “Healing in Depth: Ecopsychological Perspectives.” He will also lead a workshop titled: “How to Publish Your Work in the Ecopsychology Journal (and Other Journals).”
For more info/to register, go to @reciprocal_healing_confluence and click on webpage link. #ReciprocalHealing#NaturalHistory#ecopsychology#sedona
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Tag your museum buddy! 🦖🏺🏛 sending this print out today and it warms my heart 💗 you can purchase on via shop link in bio 🐰
I have a couple of simple blue bee frames looking for homes ❤ This is their natural colour and they are amazing to look at!
There is also a real honeybee pendant necklace still available too 🙂 I was speaking to a bee keeper earlier and she said she should be able to give me some of the bees when they die so I can make more bee jewellery! 🐝
For sale: The largest alligator I’ve ever had available. This is a true monster 40 inch long antique taxidermy gator. It’s in great shape with only a tiny nick at the end of its tail. Would be amazing hung on a wall or displayed on a countertop or cabinet. You simply do not find them this large and in this great condition. Photos do not do him any justice. $300
SOFO's 30th Anniversary Celebration Benefit Gala was a huge success, enjoyed by over 500 guests.
We send a very special thank you to our Honorees Greg Manocherian, Demian Chapman and Trammell Crow; our Chairs Carole Crist, Georgia & Dr. Gerry Curatola, Eric Goode, April Gornik & Eric Fischl, Susan & David Rockefeller, and Liev Schreiber; our fantastic auctioneers Debra Halpert and Dr. Gerry Curatola; our media sponsors; our alcohol & beverage sponsors; our generous donors; sponsors; acclaimed Chefs who donated their time and food to our VIP Cocktail Reception; Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; our caterer, Elegant affairs; our flower sponsor Designs by Mark Masone; our friends from the press; the fabulous In the Groove Band; and everyone committed to conserving our planet!
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Male tiger rattlesnake laying next to his pregnant girlfriend. In fact he’s attending two gravid ladies at once. My guess is he is waiting for them to have babies so that he can be the first to breed with them and insure his genes are passed on. Hopefully these two females will deliver once we get the first good rain.
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A snakefly! This weird insect is in the small order Raphidioptera with only about 260 known species. This is microscopic in diversity compared to, say, Coleoptera (beetles) which has over 400,000 species. Although this group is still evolutionarily successful, having existed for at least 140 million years. A time when flowering plants were just starting to evolve and grasses didn’t even exist yet. No matter for them, as they’re predators and scavengers of other insects which would have been abundant in these time periods, feeding on ferns, conifers, cycads and other more ancient lineages of plants. I love love love when you can put into perspective the ancient world in which plants or animals evolved. It’s so easy to just assume that flowers and grasses (which are flowering plants) have always been around, but in reality they’re pretty recent to the scene! All the while insect orders that we know today were already present and in a very similar form as they are today. Bodies so successful that they needed little evolutionary revision even as the entire ecosystem of earth shifted to new dominant plant species and climates. I love the natural history of life! #snakefly#snakeflies#raphidioptera#insects#insectsofinstagram#insectagram#arthropodsanonymous#arthropod#pct2019#pct#pacificcresttrail#naturalhistory#nature#forestfloor#evolutionarybiology#insect#biologicaldiversity
*Available* This human skull has Eagle Syndrome (also referred to as stylohyoid syndrome). This rare condition only occurs in about 0.16% of the population and is characterized by the unusual elongation of the styloid process (see the last photo). This beautiful piece would be a great addition to any collection! $1095. Payment plans available! DM for info or visit www.TheCopperHammer.com
. . Mini One of a Kinds from the Veneration of Light Collection. . .
The @startupartfair Small Works is this weekend! I have been prepping quite a few pieces for the @themidwaysf July 19, 20, and 21, including these Mini One of a Kinds.
None are larger than 7” x 10”, and house carefully curated details from compositions belonging to the Veneration of Light Collection. Most of these gorgeous little frames even have bubble glass!
Come see these and many other works in person and say hi this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday up in San Francisco! More previews of what will be available at the @startupartfair Small Works to come this week.
Getting back to painting at my desk and starting slowly with delicate light layers. I’m growing some sour Mexican gherkins and am eagerly awaiting some blooms and the tiny fruits! Does anyone have experience with this plant? This painting will grow as this plant develops in my garden. 🌱