Hiiii glow worm, how’s it going? And going and going?

Jellooo, (g’loop g’loop g’loop) I am Pyrostremma Spinosum. (sploooooosh) But mah friends call me Sea Squirt. (burble burble blub blub) I’m full of zooids, ’cause I’m a freakazoid.

Fave Frame:

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Daily Mail, where divers are quoted as saying, “…they’re also delicate and fluffy. Like a feather boa.”

Bee, Seeing You

I’m Officer Buzz from the Department of Hiveland Security. I’m keeping at least 175 of my eyes on you, so just keep moving and don’t try anything funny.


Via Orangeaurochs.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

And Mom says, “Honey, I don’t care what they do in the movies, you can’t have a tattoo!”
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“This is Larkyn demonstrating the newest trend for fashion-forward nature-gals! A nose lizard!” -Joy

Synchronized Noshing

“Aaaaaaand… munch, two, three, chomp, two, three… Big smiles, ladies, big smiles! Gladys, you missed the turn!”


Via Beckie.

Caterpillar Penguins Await You!

Yes, Peeps. Step right up and see an anatomical wonder. Here, in this very post, a magical marvelous surprise that will entrance and intrigue and delight you beyond measure! It’s a lepidoptera oddity! It’s the caterpillar that wears peculiar perpendicular penguin pajamas!

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“Look closely! It’s a caterpillar that looks like it has little penguins on his back! Found this pic while browsing reddit.” -Edward D.

Sorry About That, Grasshopper

Last Friday, we had a Grasshopper Haiku and forgot to include this little maniac. Our apologies.

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“Check out this little fellow sitting on my hand and arm. I found him on the neighbor’s swing set when my daughter was there playing. After I held him for a moment I released him to continue his life on the dogwood tree.” -Cuteporter Andrea D., who used a Nikon D3000 for these super shots.

Hot. Pink. Slugs.

Only in Australia. Of course! Have a look and have a listen:


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No Barbie Dreamhouse should be without them!

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From Treehugger, for all your green, or hot pink, news.

Grasshopper Sets the Record Straight

First off, that part about how I didn’t save up for winter? Totally false. My pantry was so full, in fact, that I hired the Ants to build me a grain elevator. But before I know what’s happening, they walk off with my stash and spread rumors to the press, until now I’m some kind of poster boy for idleness. Total smear campaign.

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Via Ivan-IDPhotos.

This Week in Bee History

1958: Maj. Hank “Pollen Goggles” Bumblefuzz becomes the first bee to fly faster than the speed of sound.


Via milesmilob.

Snailio Makes Itself Perfectly Clear

I don’t mean to be a pane but it’s not easy being transparent.

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I’m fed up with birds crashing into me.

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And telling the kids to go play baseball somewhere else.

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It’s clear I’ll just have to see through another day.

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Delicately dainty snailio photos by Helen Nelson of The Good Earth. Thanks to sender-inner Zoë.