Category Archives: Nature

Planting a Tree is Only the Beginning, at MotleyGreen.com

A click of the mouse (or a touch of the screen, for that matter) has never had more of an impact than it does in today’s society.  Take, for example, the fact that you can help end world hunger by

Planting a Tree is Only the Beginning, at MotleyGreen.com

A click of the mouse (or a touch of the screen, for that matter) has never had more of an impact than it does in today’s society.  Take, for example, the fact that you can help end world hunger by

The Zombie Leaf, Or Rather, Percival The Praying Mantis

On a brisk Fall afternoon, the wind casually swept across the front lawn.  A few leaves fluttered along, headed nowhere in particular, but one particular leaf stood out, and in fact, this leaf wasn’t a leaf at all.  It was

The Zombie Leaf, Or Rather, Percival The Praying Mantis

On a brisk Fall afternoon, the wind casually swept across the front lawn.  A few leaves fluttered along, headed nowhere in particular, but one particular leaf stood out, and in fact, this leaf wasn’t a leaf at all.  It was

Peter the Praying Mantis

Besides having a passion for alliteration, I also enjoy the beauty of wildlife.  I found this charming little fellow outside of my front door and figured you would hopefully enjoy his company as much as I did.  Cheers.

Peter the Praying Mantis

Besides having a passion for alliteration, I also enjoy the beauty of wildlife.  I found this charming little fellow outside of my front door and figured you would hopefully enjoy his company as much as I did.  Cheers.

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The Tasmanian Tiger, One Step Removed from Becoming Warner Bros. Animated Gold.

It is always painful to hear of endangered animals.  What is even more painful is contemplating past animals that have now been extinct for several decades. Animals that my generation will never have the privilege of admiring, let alone ever

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The Tasmanian Tiger, One Step Removed from Becoming Warner Bros. Animated Gold.

It is always painful to hear of endangered animals.  What is even more painful is contemplating past animals that have now been extinct for several decades. Animals that my generation will never have the privilege of admiring, let alone ever

The Dastardly Delicate Bird Tornado of Santa Cruz

Bukhaw.  That is all they said.  I’m quite positive of this, as one of them landed violently on a perch next to us, paused just long enough to pass a sharp, rude glance my way, and spouted the word coldly

The Dastardly Delicate Bird Tornado of Santa Cruz

Bukhaw.  That is all they said.  I’m quite positive of this, as one of them landed violently on a perch next to us, paused just long enough to pass a sharp, rude glance my way, and spouted the word coldly

The Closest Parasitic Friend You Never Knew You Had, Trypanorhyncha (TRIP-AN-OR-INK-UHH).

William S. Burroughs once philosophically pondered, “Which came first, the intestine or the tapeworm?”  While philosophers are off somewhere hotly debating the topic, one thing is for certain; they were born in the same household, and they certainly grew up

The Closest Parasitic Friend You Never Knew You Had, Trypanorhyncha (TRIP-AN-OR-INK-UHH).

William S. Burroughs once philosophically pondered, “Which came first, the intestine or the tapeworm?”  While philosophers are off somewhere hotly debating the topic, one thing is for certain; they were born in the same household, and they certainly grew up

A World, Not too Far Away. Santa Cruz Island.

The boat heaved to and fro on our journey out of Ventura Harbor, slowly chugging toward the oft forgotten destination.  Having lived in Santa Barbara for a couple years, I’ve gazed upon Santa Cruz Island innumerable times, often trying to

A World, Not too Far Away. Santa Cruz Island.

The boat heaved to and fro on our journey out of Ventura Harbor, slowly chugging toward the oft forgotten destination.  Having lived in Santa Barbara for a couple years, I’ve gazed upon Santa Cruz Island innumerable times, often trying to