Our species’ treatment of the honeybee is a striking metaphor for our wider relationship with nature. In short, we started out okay, with a suitable amount of reverence, and then we progressively sought to bend the way of the bee to our wishes, convenience and ultimately, gross profit at the expense of all else. The result of this treatment has pushed the honeybee (a primary pollinator of most things we eat) to the point of collapse, and now we’re wondering what went wrong and how the heck to fix it. Sound familiar?
For some reason, I felt like today was a “Big Cat” kind of day. Maybe because I have tons of work to do this weekend and I could use some of the power that we associate with these great felines. Or maybe because they are just so magestic and beautiful. Either way, Happy Big Cat Friday!
…and because I’m in college, we all know what Friday means. Lion shot glass, anyone?

For some reason, I felt like today was a “Big Cat” kind of day. Maybe because I have tons of work to do this weekend and I could use some of the power that we associate with these great felines. Or maybe because they are just so magestic and beautiful. Either way, Happy Big Cat Friday!

…and because I’m in college, we all know what Friday means. Lion shot glass, anyone?

This leopard thinks he’s a meerkat. The big cat had been stalking a warthog and when his prey disappeared into long grass he was forced to stretch himself to his full height, just like a meerkat on watch. The bizarre spectacle was caught on camera in the Linyanti Game Reserve, Botswana.

This leopard thinks he’s a meerkat. The big cat had been stalking a warthog and when his prey disappeared into long grass he was forced to stretch himself to his full height, just like a meerkat on watch. The bizarre spectacle was caught on camera in the Linyanti Game Reserve, Botswana.

(Source: magicalnaturetour)

There are more tigers as pets in the USA then there are left in the wild.
Crazy.

There are more tigers as pets in the USA then there are left in the wild.

Crazy.

(Source: loveandconservation)

This is one of my favorite photos that I have found on Tumblr thus far.

This is one of my favorite photos that I have found on Tumblr thus far.

8-month-old Snow Leopard

8-month-old Snow Leopard

Amur Leopard
A highly endangered wild cat, there are only 30-35 individuals left in the wild. These beautiful creatures are native to the mountains of eastern Russia and the Korean peninsula. Inbreeding, poaching, habitat destruction have reduced their populations dramatically, but there has been some success in recent conservation efforts. Save the Amur Leopard!

Amur Leopard

A highly endangered wild cat, there are only 30-35 individuals left in the wild. These beautiful creatures are native to the mountains of eastern Russia and the Korean peninsula. Inbreeding, poaching, habitat destruction have reduced their populations dramatically, but there has been some success in recent conservation efforts. Save the Amur Leopard!