At the Center of a Wild, Wildlife

At the Center of a Wild, Wild Life

I only get snippets of the news of Monsanto’s efforts to patent much of the food supply, which is killing off natural bees. But, no fear, I hear…Monsanto is bio-engineering their own bees. Can that be right?

20 thoughts on “At the Center of a Wild, Wildlife

  1. It is my understanding that because the researchers at the bee research lab were concluding that the bees are disappearing because of Monsanto — Monsanto bought the bee research lab!! You can’t make this stuff up. PEACE-

  2. Ah. Monsanto. Hearing the name makes me lose all appetite. There was a protest in Antwerp, where I live, a few days ago. I wonder if that had anything to do with these ‘engineered bees’? 🙂

  3. Do you have vultures where you live? I am sooooooo jealous! They are such large and lovely creatures and when they land on the ground are so funny lumbering around. At one point I really, really wanted to have a pet vulture, until I read that they sh*t all over their own legs as a way of cooling themselves down. With three cats I put up with a lot of cat hair, chairs being used as scratching posts, but to have a pet that actively leaves vulture poo everywhere it goes might be a little too much.

    • coyotero2112 says:

      Yes, we got Turkey Buzzards?Vultures. They cruise the dumpster every day, and soar around on the thermals, waiting for some sick animal to die, or some larger predator to git, before they go after the leftovers. Don’t know about the shite cooling method – I’ll take you word on this and stick to geckos as pets.

      • Geckos, chameleons, anything that can appear like the background we stand before, it’s the little touches that appear in our lives I love, even if it’s a circling shadow from high over head. I was told once that a group of vultures are called “a cyclone of buzzards.” One day in California I saw what they meant, a hundred of the great birds circling at different levels overhead. A tornado of carrion eaters, rather impressive.

        • coyotero2112 says:

          I’ve never heard of that. Have to check that book “An Exhaltation of Larks” I did that book review on. That guy James Lipton from the Artist’s Studio…that’s his passion. During the Dry Season it’s easy to tell where there’s a cow or horse in trouble..look for the wheeling buzzards.

          • Yes, and there is that Far Side comic (a relic from the early 1990s) where a vortex of vultures are on the ground eating … someone … and one sits up with a ten-gallon hat on its head and says “look everyone, I’m a cowboy, howdy! howdy! howdy!” For reasons I could never fathom that always made me laugh as a wee Zachary.

            • coyotero2112 says:

              Wee Zachary was on odd one. A fellow prof, a drama instructor, always told students to stop saying they wanted to be playwrights, and start saying they were playwrights. I know one case in which it worked out so well he’s the artistic development dept. head at Karamu House, and a successful playwright. Manifestation…magic of all descriptions is based upon that suspension of belief, by audience and artist.

              • Such instant power seems terrifying to me. Wishing for things flies in the face of the Blues ethos, where instant gratification always comes crashing down around one’s ears; but such set backs makes us much deeper and complex creatures in the long run. Much better to spend a lifetime of struggle to master an art than have someone in authority hand it to you … as the Spanish poets would say “death does not care for fancy tricks, only that you invite it into your house.” And death, or duende, is the only measuring stick that really matters.

  4. words4jp says:

    The crabbies! :0

    • coyotero2112 says:

      You and Ionia and the hermit crabs. Going to have to start a new blog with my nightly hermit crab racing results.

      • words4jp says:

        We can be the crabbie cheerleaders!! Instead of pompoms, we have big claws!! And a cute shell covering up our backside! How did Toni Basil’s song go?? Hey Crabbie you’re so fine – you’re so fine you blow my mind Hey Crabbie!!

        Later gator:)

        • coyotero2112 says:

          A friend of mine has a reef in a fish tank, and she HAS Pom Pom Crabs…there is such an animal…orange and white striped. Weird World.
          Especially when Toni Basil was so on to the whole thing before anyone else.

  5. Don’t know about the Monsanto bees but I think one of these things just ran across my room. (It was not the vulture)

  6. ioniamartin says:

    Hermitttttttt crabbies. My precccciouuuuus….

    • coyotero2112 says:

      Oh, yeah…know that. This is an odd collage the wife did without realizing it’s all pictures of death with a bee in the middle. So symbolic to me. If I posted a hermit crab pic a day I know I’d have at least one loyal follower…my fellow hermit crab racer.

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