My name is Lauren, I'm a 19 year old wildlife conservation major, and I like snakes, birds, mountains, and bugs.

my thoughts

"Just take it easy
And celebrate the malleable reality
Nothing is ever as it seems
This life is but a dream"


Burma’s famous snake charmer Saya Hnin-Mahla kissed her King Cobra on the head as the highlight of her show.

Animal Consciousness: Corvids Demonstrate a Sense of Fairness

a pair of biologists at the University of Vienna trained six carrion crows and four ravens to exchange pebble tokens for food. The researchers then created same-species pairs for a series of experiments. When the birds saw their partners getting food for free, without having to exchange tokens, they tended to exchange tokens less often. Sometimes the birds that got the short shrift even gave away tokens, but refused to take their reward. Other research has suggested that a sense of equity evolved several times in unrelated animals, the University of Vienna researchers write. Knowing what’s fair is linked to cooperative behavior in species, they say, and that makes sense with crows and ravens, which form alliances and share food and information.

(via New Study Says Unfairness Really Ruffles Crows’ Feathers | Popular Science)

There’s like a million different ways to say “I love you.”

'Put your seat belt on.'
‘Watch your step.’
‘Get some rest.’

…you just gotta listen.

People who don’t like bees are weird


Evolution sent the tortoise beetle from the future. And the future is shiny as hell.

Artist: Calm
A glassblower’s DNA