Rana granosa - Hypsiboas cinerascens
This South American frog belonging to the species Hypsiboas cinerascens (Hylidae) is recognizable by its solid green color, rough skin, evenly-spaced little yellow dots, and blue rings around its eyes.
This is a nocturnal and arboreal frog found in natural and secondary tropical rainforests, and in clearings. Occurs in the Guianas, in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
A recent study (2013) based on an integrative analysis of individuals collected in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon, shows that Hypsiboas cinerascens is in fact a species complex.
Blogged on Sweet Domesticity: Saving Lettuce Seed
When gardeners see their favorite lettuce start to bolt, it usually means it’s time to pull it and start over with another planting, but if your favorite lettuce happens to be an open pollinated variety, it can also mean it’s time to replenish your lettuce seed supply! (click to read full post)
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"Flower Pot Coral" (Genus: Goniopora)
Goniopora is a genus of colonial stony coral which occurs in lagoons and areas with turbid water conditions throughout the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and various tropical and subtropical areas of the Pacific Ocean. Like other colonial stony corals Goniopora spp. are carnivorous and will feed on passing invertebrates and organic matter which are caught by their stinging nematocysts.