Some pictures from yesterday in Jamestown, NY
Somehow got half price kombucha. Thank you Wegmans for fucking up
Here is our track called “Millenial Patriarch” off of Volume 4 of Casa de Diversion. Give it a listen! Full compilation should be posted today for free download!
People are dumb. I just wanna spend my time with animals and plants forever.
Erie Hardcore: straight edge assholes, mosh bros, jock gangs.
Oh and like a handful of decent people.
Get me out of here.
The Chytrid Fungus
How Grandma’s Pregnancy Test Led to Today’s Massive Frog Wipeout
When spores of this fungus penetrate a victim’s skin, a slough of dead cells builds up on the surface, blocking respiration. The electrolytes go out of balance. The brain swells. The frog sits with its legs skewed out oddly to the sides. Death soon follows, often for an entire community of amphibians around a pond or wetland. The chorus of peepers goes silent.“I can’t think of another disease on the planet more significant than this amphibian disease,” says Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based group focused on the role of the wildlife trade in the introduction of dangerous pathogens. “No disease of humans has ever wiped us out.” But he estimates that the chytrid fungus pandemic has already caused the extinction of more than 100 species, including thegolden toad in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the gastric brooding frog in Queensland, Australia, and 20 or 30 species of brilliantly colored Harlequin frogs in Central and South America. “And it’s still causing extinctions.”The history and the consequences of this are fascinating.
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the Pulpit)
- A sparsely growing, shady forest loving plant, this incredible plant may live up to 100 years in ideal conditions. Each individual plant is unisexual, starting off life as a male, and changing their gender every few years when conditions are right. The body of the plant consists of a spathe (the “pulpit”) wrapping around and concealing a long spadix (the “jack”). Tiny flies, known as fungus gnats, attracted to the resulting warmth, pungent smell, and distinctive red coloration (which resembles decomposing flesh), get trapped inside the deep spathe. The panicking fly, bouncing around in an attempt to find an exit, covers itself in pollen before exiting through a small opening in the bottom of the spathe.
One of my favorite plants. So cool. In the fall they are just a big ball of red berries on a stalk. Looks really neat. Not as cool as their flower though.
Today I ordered a 2 gallon glass jar for brewing kombucha, bought two books by Daniel Quinn, and became a member of the Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. WTF HAVE YOU DONE? HUH?
Dad is doing better. It’s still way too quiet here without him snoring on the couch with a baseball or hockey game on the TV though…