When injured, Pterocarpus angolensis, also known as the bloodwood tree,
exudes a blood-like sap which is valued for its medicinal properties.
architectureofdoom: ‘Vision of Hell: Orpheus’ ground sculpture at Broughton House, Northants, Kim Wilkie
This is a wildlife bridge in the Netherlands. Wildlife bridges are designed to help animals cross busy highways in safety. They don’t just protect wildlife from being hit by cars - they also connect fragmented habitats and help populations intermingle and breed.
The Netherlands is leading the way in designing these bridges. The country is home to more than 600 similar crossings.
Some pretty astonishing colors in Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah
Uvite on magnesite; Brumado Mine, Brazil. Uvite is a type of tourmaline.
Bird’s nest fungi (Crucibulum laeve)
Huddart Park, San Mateo Co., CA, USA
That’s just so cool. Each little cup is about 3/8”-1/2” in diameter.This was part of a large patch under a manzanita with heavy detritus.
(photo/text: RandomTruth | Flickr)
Two pink Slime Molds from California, USA
T - Probably Stemonitis axiferam, Windy Hill Park, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, San Mateo Co.
The slime has just finished its plasmodial stage and is now forming up to generate sporangia. Clusters ranged from dime to 1/2-dollar size. (source)
B - unidentified species, each glob less than 2 mm, Rancho San Antonio County Park, Santa Clara Co. (source)
(photos: Randomtruth | Flickr)