1. zooborns:

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Raises Snowy Plovers for Release

    Staff at Monterey Bay Aquarium are raising three Snowy Plover chicks, an Endangered species. The aquarium’s experienced rehabilitators believe these little guys have an excellent chance of being successfully re-released back into the wild.

    Learn more about Snow Plover Conservation at Zooborns.

  2. harvestheart:

San Francisco’s Secret Mosaic Staircase
If you’ve ever wanted to find a hidden art gem in San Francisco, head to 16th and Moraga to discover The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. Not only will you be able to see some amazing views of the city, you’ll get to appreciate a beautiful mosaic running up 163 steps. Inspired by the world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Irish ceramist Aileen Barr and mosaic artist Colette Crutcher joined forces, working with over 300 community volunteers for over a two and a half year period until they unveiled the project in August 2005.
Source:  My Modern Met

    harvestheart:

    San Francisco’s Secret Mosaic Staircase

    If you’ve ever wanted to find a hidden art gem in San Francisco, head to 16th and Moraga to discover The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. Not only will you be able to see some amazing views of the city, you’ll get to appreciate a beautiful mosaic running up 163 steps. Inspired by the world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Irish ceramist Aileen Barr and mosaic artist Colette Crutcher joined forces, working with over 300 community volunteers for over a two and a half year period until they unveiled the project in August 2005.

    Source:  My Modern Met

  3. imprecise:

    NASA asked the public to vote for their favorite satellite image from the series created by the U.S. Geological Survey, “Earth as Art,” and posted the five most favorited images about a month ago. “Earth as Art” is composed of images taken by satellites part of the Landsat Program, which is managed by both NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey selected certain features from the images and colored them from a digital palate. The series was created for aesthetic purposes rather than scientific interpretation.

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  5. tastefullyoffensive:

Kitty Bond Villain [x]

    tastefullyoffensive:

    Kitty Bond Villain [x]

  6. San Francisco Taiko Drummers at Japantown Cherry Blossom Fesitval

  7. Surfers off Fort Point in San Francisco

  8. orphanblack:

    324b21-clone:

    This is by far, THE BEST FAN VID of OB I’ve seen.

    Share it!

    This fan video is like 10 fan videos in one fan video, and it’s hilarious. 

  9. 64px:

    sweet dreams are made of bees, who am i to diss a bee, travel the world with the seven bees, everybodys looking for……….bees

  10. Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

    This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

    I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

    I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

    As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

    — excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words.  (via fajazo)

    (Source: daniellemertina)