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My name is Aaron Josey and I'm here to educate you foo's! Yall gonna learn today! Might even exhale through your nose in the form of a slight chuckle.
You never know with me.
"The painter has to unlearn the habit of thinking that things seem to have the color which common sense says they ‘really’ have, and to learn the habit of seeing things as they appear.” – Bertrand Russell
My apologies for the lack in content as of late. I have been very busy in my life outside of social media and have struggled to find the time. I am continuing to strive to do better. 😊
"Its a shame we never got the opportunity to see the world for what it was before mankind."
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) recently broke ground on the restoration of one of the largest remaining undeveloped parcels in the historic Irwin Wet Prairie. The 280-acre Sandhill Crane Wetlands project aims to protect water quality and restore wildlife habitat.
Cheese Bois love taking baths. Contrary to the popular stereotype that rats are filthy animals, cheese bois are actually quite worried about their personal hygiene. These incredibly intelligent rodents are constantly grooming themselves. They also love water and clearly, shown by this gif, Baths!
I have had several rats as pets since the time I was 6 years old. Probably half of the times I walked passed their enclosures, they were grooming and cleaning. Yes, if you do not keep their enclosures clean, they will smell terrible but if cleaned out every few days, you'll hardly know they're there. They make the best first pets for kids. The only thing that truly stinks about them is that they only average 2-3 year lifespans. But they are incredibly intelligent and are surprisingly quite trainable.
A couple throw back photos of my ball python "Kaa". These were taken close to 10 years ago. Kaa is pushing 19 years old now. Ive had him since I was 12 years old. (I have made significant upgrades to his enclosure since these photos were taken.)
#ballpythonsofinstagram #ballpythons #ballpythonsofig #snakelovers #snakelover #snakesofinstagram #snakes #constrictors #harmless #reptilelovers #reptilesofinstagram #oldboy #docile #familyfriendly #reptilian #noperope #thejunglebook #Kaa
"Leave the roads; take the trails"
"Sup guys? Whats going on?"
"Oh hey man, whats uuuuu.....p?"🤨🤔
"You've got a little somethi... How do you not notice?? Ok forget about it"
😳🤣 koalas may look cute and cuddly but they are quite territorial and will brutally attack eachother with their sharp teeth and claws. This is so accurate 🐨🐨
Father/Son backpacking trip I took back in 2014. It was worth every second!
"The Flat Rock Run trail is less well known than others in the area, perhaps because it is in the Roaring Plains wilderness area that is adjacent and just west of the better known Dolly Sods wilderness. The pleasure of the hike and what the trail most has going for it is the incredible diversity you get to enjoy in a morning: Roughly in order: • Wide logging road path, • A half-dozen beautiful, humble and decently accessible waterfalls, • Deciduous forest, • A heart-pounding steep climb in mile 5 that breaks into • A spruce canopy with fern understory that emerges to • A long ridgeline hike on a high mountain, where you • Cross open fields, • Get 25-mile views, • Rock gardens, • Blueberry/heath/heather/short bushy stuff (I’m no biologist), • Bogs to skirt and • Large swathes of high mountain laurel. It’s everything great this part of WV has offer in one gorgeous hike. It is a little wilder than many WV hikes, underused and narrow, so don't expect the manicured look but is easy to follow. Big elevations for the east coast, over 2,500 of elevation gain total, a lot of it in that 5th mile. It also has one other thing WV tends to offer: Water. This is a wet hike even by WV standards. Don’t do it without legitimately waterproof shoes. It is just amazing. I mean, the ridge this follows is really high, over 4,500 ft, yet on the third day since rain, streams were running hard. Where does it come from? Some artesian spring connected to the Rocky Mountains? It also is mucky down low. So prepare for that. Also in the mid-elevation segment there is a ton of stinging nettles encroaching the narrow path in the summer. They are no problem if you either wear long pants, convertibles, shorts with gaiters, or maybe even old school knee-high socks. YOU WILL BE UNHAPPY JUST IN SHORTS. Lastly, this hike is not worth doing if you just have an hour or so to do a partial out & back. I made it a loop by connecting with Boar’s Nest and South Prong trails at the top."
Information Credit: Jon Maxwell
For all you cat lovers, today is your lucky day.
In order from largest to smallest, These are the five largest domesticated cat breeds in the world (according to google).
1. Maine Coon, Male: 13–18lbs, Female: 8–12lbs, Length: 3.3ft, Height: 16in
2. Rag Doll, Male: 12-20lbs, Female: 8-15lbs, Length: 17-21in, Height: 9-11in
3. African Savannah, Male: 14-20lbs, Female: 10-13lbs, Length: 16-18in, Height: 17in
4. Siberian Forest, Male: 15-20lbs, Female: 8-17lbs, length: 17-25in, Height: 9-11in
5. Norwegian Forest, Male: 10-20lbs, Female: 8-18lbs, Length: 12-18ln, Height: 9-12in
Who needs a guard dog when you have a cat the size of a panther living in your home? 🤣🐈
Oh this is such a great watch! If you guys need to smile today, make sure you check out this classic episode of Conan.
How amazing would this be? 😍 this is a once in a lifetime moment!
❤❤ I miss this man's charisma and energy.
"in shallow sunlit water stands
a greyish somber sunken ship
its weight has stilled it in the sands
so firmly clutched in water's grip
the currents dance around the hull
now deaf to gulls symphonic cries
the wreck is watched by many skulls
fish weaving through their empty eyes
another world looms with the tide
where waveswept seaweed forests bend
where water flows between the sky
and mortal souls who've met their end
there coral reefs encase white bones
cerulean in tranquill beams
the tragedy was overgrown
a rainbow tombstone under sea
for busy zipping colours flash
as sparks of life will feed and play
but jarring beauties strangely clash
with grinning deathmasks in the fray
the men had wanted to explore
belong in history with the braves
instead they found death's fateful door
and now they rest in coral graves."
These are extraordinary shipwrecked artificial coral reefs. Some dragged to the bottom of the ocean by storms, some lost to wars, others sunk purposely. These underwater tombs are in fact host to thousands if not tens of thousands of life forms. From fish to eels to octopus and crab. Barnacles, clams, shrimp, turtles, sharks and so many other species can be found near or inside these structures. Its an amazing circle of life. 🐋🐬🐟🐠🐡🦈🐙
Small fish have security and breeding grounds, which attracts the bigger fish which in turn attracts the sharks, which we need in order to keep the oceans cleaner.
Sharks are responsible for consuming much of the decaying corpses of whales and anything else that has lost its battle at sea. Consider them giant ocean ants.🤔 🦈=🐜😅
With much of our natural coral reef dying all around the world, it is important that the smallest of creatures have a secure place to breed and thrive to continue the circle of life.
A 135 year comparison of Jupiter, and there is 7 more years of innovation after this 2014 picture was taken. Technology has come so far!
Source: "National Aeronautics and Space Administration"
I apologize for all the universe posts today haha. I just love space! The thought of other planets with life, (yes I believe "aliens" exist somewhere) the raw, natural beauty of billions of nuclear explosions that are our stars and sun! Its fascinated me ever since I could retain memories. Its also very natural and I'm all about nature soo 🤷♂️😅
We ❤ ALL of nature here at Moody Honey Badger ✌🖖
Firefall is a natural phenomenon that occurs a few days a year when the setting sun hits the east face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley at just the right angle to illuminate Horsetail Fall in such a way that the water looks like lava spilling over the rock. This weekend the conditions were perfect - the melting snowpack above El Capitan provided enough water flow while the low clouds hanging in Yosemite didn't block the light.
I have to say the experience itself exceeded my (already pretty high) expectations. I've never been and I thought it's one of those things that looks much better in photos than while you're seeing it, but the in person experience was actually amazing. The color lasted for 15 mins and the communal experience of watching it with lots of people screaming and clapping at the end was fun.
Butterflies, of every kind, are one of natures undervalued creations. They play an incredibly important role in the existence and survival of mankind and most other living creatures.
The most obvious reason they help sustain life on earth is that they're quite large contributors to pollinating plant life. Close to 1/3 of the food produced on earth that we eat is only possible by the work of pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
They also help to keep populations of weeding plants and insects at bay. Certain butterflies eat aphids, some eat milkweed plants and so on. They help balance out certain populations. On top of this, butterflies also make large food sources for many species such as lizards, spiders and birds. These are all reasons why we need to protect and preserve butterfly populations and habitats.
Then there are the newer studies developing around links between migration patterns and ecological issues. Scientists use the presence or absence of butterflies as a predictor of whether an ecosystem is healthy. Adult and larval forms are sensitive to pesticides. Changes in climate will impact butterflies because temperature changes and rainfall amounts may alter migration patterns and timing. Loss or fragmentation of habitat - for example, losing chunks of cover as a result of construction or defoliation - increases predation and also affects migration. Ecologists study butterfly behavior, population numbers and migration patterns to help determine the impact of these environmental issues.
These beautiful creatures truly are important to our way of life and we need to take the proper steps to ensure their survival and the survival of their habitats and ecosystems. We don't want to find out what a world without butterflies would be like. At the very least, it would be a much less colorful and lively place to live. 🐛🦋❤💚
Wow! What a stunning animal!
A wildlife photographer has shared a once-in-a-lifetime photo of what he believes is a "never before seen" yellow penguin. Belgian landscape and wildlife
This was one of the first Backpacking trips I ever went on with my dad back in 2013. Hickory Creek Wilderness Allegheny National Forest, PA.
Ive been addicted ever since. My dad got me, my brother and sister into backpacking and now, 8 years later, I have gotten to take my two young daughters and my wife on our own family backpacking trips. I get to hand that down to the next generation and thats the legacy my dad has impacted us with.
#backpacking #alleghenynationalforest #throughhiker #outdoorlovers #campers #camping #hiking #hikersofinstagram #backpackersofinstagram #ohiobackpackers #PA #naturelovers #tothemountainsigotolosemymindandfindmysoul #gearedup #memories #justthebeginning #tothewoods #pineforest
You may be thinking these pictures come out of a bad sci-fi movie, or that there's no way these are real animals. You may be asking yourselves, "Moody Honey Badger, why are you posting fictional creatures?" Well I tell you people, these are pictures of living creatures on planet earth.
Thats right. How could something so scary looking be in our oceans and no body really knows about them? Well that would be due to the fact that these ocean dwelling aquatic beings live and thrive in the deepest parts of our oceans. So deep in fact, that it wasn't until 1960 that Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard made the five-hour, 6.78-mile odyssey to the world's deepest-known point (the Mariana Trench) for the first time ever, marking a historical moment for mankind!
That being said, we have only had access to these animals habitats for 61 years and only within the last 20 years have we had good enough technology to study and catalog new species. There is so much we don't understand yet and so many other species waiting to be discovered in our oceans.
While these guys may look terrifying, odds are highly in your favor that you'll never have an encounter with any of them.
Happy Thursday Everyone!
"Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live."
"Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would."
So I am a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason, and that life will guide you down a path, if you choose to follow the signs provided.
We had Romeo put to rest on Monday Feb 4th and this little guy found his way into our lives on Friday Feb 8th. Police found this poor puppy walking the streets in freezing conditions, very malnourished, every bone poking through his skin, and covered head to toe in his own urine, leading them to believe he was locked in a crate for most of his very long 3 months on earth. They brought him to the Fire Station where my sister was working a shift. I was asked about taking him and I said there was no way we could take another dog currently, so soon after Meho (Romeo).
They informed my sister that they would be taking him to the pound in the morning and my sister said "absolutely not happening" and brought him home, with every intention of adopting and keeping him.
Once home, my wife, two daughters and even our 11 year old pitbull/ boxer Champ took to him immediately. After so much heart ache during that week, he was exactly what they needed to get through it, and little man needed us just as badly.
So with a heavy heart, Dee (my sister) gave him over to us and we went on a little shopping spree to make him a welcome part of the family!
We are convinced that Romeo sent this puppy to us and that his spirit lies within. This dog has so much of Romeos personality traits, it gets a bit creepy from time to time. He even had the exact same white spot on his nose, toes and chest.
We waited until Romeos ashes came home to us before we post about him. So I am extremely happy to bring to you Gus, GusGus, Augustus, Gusterson Josey! Newest member of the Moody Honey Badger family! 🥰❤🤎
His weight is back up, no little bones poking through anymore, his allergies are gone and his energy levels are through the roof, as a puppies should be. He has made himself quite at home and we like to think he's loving his new life. Thank you Dee, for bringing this tethered spirit into our lives. We have helped him but he's done the same for us. 😊😊😊
#newpuppy #pitbulllovers #pitbullclub #pittie #pitty #pitbullsofinstagram
"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
We have clearly lost sight of this and our connection with the lands is dwindling every day. Protect our forests! Protect our planet! Doing so will protect us all!
Our bubba came home yesturday. He was a great companion. West Akron Veterinary Hospital went above and beyond in the care they took to prepare him for his travels! His spirit lives on and we are grateful for the time we got with him. RIP buddy.
#RIP #ripmyfriend #rip #mansbestfriend #gooddog #seniordogs #pitbulllove #pitbulllover #pittiesofinstagram #pittie #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulls #pitbullclub #theloveofadog #goodbyeoldfriend #goodbye #untilwemeetagain
I understand that there will be many mixed feelings about this post, as I had a hard time sharing it myself, but with as many terrible acts that occurred between Native Americans and European settlers as there were, during this time in American history, it was also a major achievement after abolishing slavery. John Muir is known as the "Father of National Parks" and one of the earliest European settlers in the Americas to push for the preservation of wilderness. This being a nature page, his involvement in this post and the amazing historical information involving the "Buffalo Soldiers", I thought this would be a very suitable post for African American History Month, here in the states. This was a major turning point in how African Americans were viewed by the European Americans. They had a large hand in fighting for the lands we all have called "home" for the past 245 years and these men deserve their due credit. ❤💚
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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