#Entomology#Sunday (What...it’s totally a thing 😁) This is a klamathweed beetle, Chrysolina hyperici, in the #noxious#weed St. Johnswort. The first intentional attempt at #biological control of an #invasive#species in 1944, these #beetles were so effective at reducing infestations of common St. Johnswort, this program became one of the most famous examples of a classical biological control success story.
This little guy and a few of his buddies are happily feeding on the #IdahoPanhandleNationalForest just southeast of Coeur d’Alene.
Thinking about the fall vibes up in @sequoianationalforest when I visited last month, and wondering if it's really fall yet in LA because temps are in the 90s today 🔥 The forecast for the rest of the week looks like it's still summer! What's fall like in your backyard? #stillfeelslikesummer#backyarddestinations
"And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important." -lain Thomas
Happy Sunday, folks. 💃🏼
We're still waiting for the sun to clear away the snow so that we can go hike in @mountrainiernps and experience views like this one! Fingers crossed the roads will re-open tomorrow (as expected), so we can see the park and be on our way! Swipe to see the whole panorama. 🌲✨ ~Sam