04 March, 2024

13 December, 2023

cats are bad

don't need any publications to tell me this. all you have to do is use your eyes and brain.
human cat companions feral or in a loving family are killing biodiversity on this planet.

Posted on 13 December, 2023 15:19 by ipomopsis ipomopsis | 1 comment | Leave a comment

22 October, 2023

09 April, 2023

Voynich Manuscript

I was looking through the mysterious Voynich Manuscript

I think it's a hoax based on the images but it might be fun to try to apply the Inaturalist AI engine to it.

Posted on 09 April, 2023 03:21 by ipomopsis ipomopsis | 0 comments | Leave a comment

29 March, 2023

26 February, 2023

Ravens taking over Lake Tahoe

Ravens are clearly populating the heck out of Lake Tahoe. I see more and more all the time. On a typical day now I can count about 10 crossing my field of view (even when I don't even leave the house!).
It's very strange. I don't now what's going on but I don't like it.
Perhaps they are coming in with all the other trash and over-development humans are bringing to Tahoe that's throughout international news lately.

Posted on 26 February, 2023 20:43 by ipomopsis ipomopsis | 0 comments | Leave a comment

13 October, 2022

New Projects

I started two new projects in addition to my scat containing trash project.
One for trees struck by lightning and another for recovering damaged trees.


It took me a while combing through Inaturalist but I was amazed at how many observations I found of lighting strikes. So cool!

Posted on 13 October, 2022 01:34 by ipomopsis ipomopsis | 0 comments | Leave a comment

04 October, 2022

Poop Containing Garbage

I finally started a project for this and I found a few observations by other people around the world. Might be interesting to see which species show up the most. Likely Coyote.

Posted on 04 October, 2022 05:05 by ipomopsis ipomopsis | 0 comments | Leave a comment

08 September, 2022

bad day

Well today was a lousy day. I spent the morning thinking it was Thursday. I found out I won't be able to see my cousin I had hoped to see Friday that I hadn't seen in many years. Then halfway through the morning a dog attacked me and bit my leg completely unprovoked.. So I was terribly unproductive today from that I've been cleaning the wound but it's all swollen and red now. I did fill out an injury report. Thank goodness my shoes protected my foot or half my food would be ripped off too. Feeling pretty lonely without my parents around or anyone to talk about about it. And now because of what looks like 2 forest fires near me, it's super smokey outside. which is a bummer because I was looking forward to a couple adventures this week. And it's hotter in my house because the STUPID HOA forced me to take a sun shade down outside my front door. So if I open the windows to cool down that means breathing smoke. I also found out yesterday that a friend of mine is in the hospital and sounds serious after crashing his mountain bike.
Don't get me wrong, I feel pretty lucky with everything I got in the world but when you don't have good health or friends and family, everything else seems a bit bland.

Posted on 08 September, 2022 02:25 by ipomopsis ipomopsis | 0 comments | Leave a comment

16 August, 2022

You are a Bush

There are far more shrubs in the world than humans, however, when you think about it, humans can be just as common. As with any species, each looks the same but has it's own characteristics, phenotypes, gene expression, etc.

Most people struggle with purpose. Most people are just drones living day to day to get by. It's similar with animals and shrubs. I was thinking yesterday briefly if there is a way to look to shrubs in figuring out purpose in life. If we could figure out the purpose of a single bush, maybe we could understand our own purpose.

I'm thinking this through more as I write this thought down for the first time. Don't have much time but I'll jot it down rather than not.

A shrub in the forest supports insects, mammals, birds, and in turn they support the shrub with pollination, regeneration, and even fending off insects or pathogens. That one shrub might seem like a normal unimportant bush among trillions but it's playing a crucial role on our planet. It's purpose is there to be part of life.

So how do we compare to the shrub/bush? Pretty much the same, we seem unimportant among billions of other humans but collectively we are playing a crucial role in the time line of life. Unfortunately we are mostly destructive to life. Maybe that's because most people don't understand their purpose in the ecosystem as humanity has gotten separated and caught up in the tiny human world.

Posted on 16 August, 2022 04:44 by ipomopsis ipomopsis | 0 comments | Leave a comment