Who can resist this spiky looking little creature from the rainforest of Ecuador? Yet, looks can be deceptive, and the striking white tufts are waxy secretions that may protect the larva from predators. The larva may simple be very tricky to catch and may not taste very nice. The dusky ladybeetle belongs to the Coccinellidae,Continue reading “Dusky Lady Beetle Larva – Inspirational Video”
Looking for non-plastic inspiration to celebrate Hallooween? Nature is not always pretty and beautiful. It can be ghoulish and horrific! Imagine that you are out walking on a sunny autumn afternoon when you stumble across a fungus emerging from what looks like strange looking eggs. Slender pinkish-red arms emerging from the top which creepily canContinue reading “Devil’s Fingers – Spooky Video Inspiration –”
Spots, stripes, bold vibrant colours or soft milky pastels. Nudibranchs do everything to capture your attention. These soft-bodied creatures warn predators with their high contrast markings and colours. But some sea slugs are a bit more cunning, and they steal stinging cells that they collect from hydroid prey. The nudibranch’s gut is impressive, with fingerlikeContinue reading “Sea Slug Borrowers – Inspirational video”
Blue! Blue is a rather rare colour in nature. But in this awe-inspiring video there are blue eggs and blue caterpillars. Butterflies are incredible but in this video, the stars are eggs and caterpillars. The magic comes alive when you look close at the tiny eggs and the wriggling caterpillars. A painted lady butterfly isContinue reading “Blue Eggs and Blue Caterpillars – Inspirational Video”
Almost anything is possible in the rainforest. And this stunning little beetle is only the start of the mystery. Most animals try to blend in with environment. But how could this warty shiny fuchsia and purple beetle blend in? This beetle is found in the Amazon rainforest is trying to mimic the droppings of aContinue reading “Leaf Beetle -Inspirational Video”
Can you guess how quickly the emperor penguins launch themselves out at sea? Twice as quickly as their normal swimming speeds, swimming speed is 3.4 m/s (7.6 mph). It looks almost as if these rather heavy flightless birds are flying. The flight might be short but how do they do it? Penguins trap microbubbles withinContinue reading “Inspirational Video – How does a penguin launch itself from the sea?”
An imaginative charming film about pursuit and longing. Atmospheric scenery and wonderful animals. Feel inspired! Fox And The Whale from robin joseph on Vimeo.
What if your tongue was twice the length of your body? What could you do? What would you like to do? Can you invent something useful, magical and fun by using the flexible yet powerful chameleon’s tongue as inspiration? Sticking out your tongue may be a bit rude but is a powerful weapon if youContinue reading “Inspirational Video – Chameleon Tongue Attack”
Did you know that plants can “smell”? Buds open och flowers bloom, but to most of us plants live a passive life. They do not move around nor do they live an exciting life. Yet, it turns out that it is our inability to perceive slow and subtle changes that has prevented us from seeContinue reading “Inspirational Video – When plants fight back”
What if you could hide in your own shadow by glowing? Not sure I quite understand how the Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) can cruise above its prey without casting a shadow even on a moonlight night but it is fascinating! And beautiful. There is something almost magical with bioluminescence. The tiny squid hunt atContinue reading “Inspirational Video – Invisible Shadow”
How many acorns will a jay collect over a season? Squirrels are not the only animal that love to collect and bury acorns. A jay can store as many as 5, 000 acorns! They place their acorns in many different places such as natural holes, crevices in tree bark and under leaf litter. Just likeContinue reading “Inspirational Video – Jay Collecting Acorns”
Discover the world through the eyes of a child. Photographer Levon Biss was looking for a new, extraordinary subject when one afternoon he and his young son popped a ground beetle under a microscope. Why not take out your magnifying glass and discover the extraordinary beauty of something ordinary. Wonderful photos of insects can beContinue reading “Mind-Blowing Insects”
Watch their tube feet wiggling! Sea stars are beautiful animals that can be a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. All of them resemble a beautiful star but while some sea stars appear smooth, they all have spines covering their upper surface and a soft underside. Hundreds of tube feet are located on theirContinue reading “Inspirational Video – Sea Star walking on the Beach”
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Artist, designer, and inventor, John Edmark are fascinated by spirals. Watch his unfolding blooming Fibonacci sculptures. Go for a hunt in the woods or local park and serach for Nature’s numbering system – the Fibonacci numbers. Bring your sketch book and camera!