Thursday, January 21, 2010
Thinking Green Thursday
Thinking Green Thursday is always hosted for us by Michelle. Her posts are always timely and contain much very interesting and helpful information.
My post today is on the lighter side, and my source is, once again, the Monterey Bay Aquarium's blog, Sea Notes, both pictures and information. I do love this blog.
When Nature creates a pattern, you will find it recurring over and over again. The perfect example is the strawberry. We are all familiar with the fruit. What we may not be aware of is the fact that the pattern is repeated in such things as mushrooms. This one was found by the blog author during a hike at Point Lobos.
He also tells us of a strawberry crab. I doubt if many - or any - of us have seen this one. He has noted that this photo is courtesy of Ho Ping-Ho at the National Taiwan Ocean University.
I just found these interesting. Hope you do too.
Have to add to this post. Thanks to Lisa Lakel, at Two Miles High, I have learned that the mushroom pictured above is an amanita muscaria, and is poisonous and hallucinagenic. How about that!
And a couple of people have commented that they have seen or heard of the recently discovered strawberry crab.