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‘Beetle green’, Oxford Natural History Museum, Canon EOS 500D, © Rebecca Siebenthal

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sculptures by LA based artist Aili Schmeltz. "I am fascinated by the hybridized structures and blatant artifice of the city in both it’s natural and man made environments where hill top homes float precariously overhead on earth that has a topographical complexity of embedded catastrophe."

Monarch butterflies line a branch of a bush in the Pedro Herrada butterfly sanctuary in the Mexican state of Michoacan. Monarch butterfly colonies in Mexico more than doubled in size this winter after bad storms devastated their numbers a year ago, conservationists say, although the migrating insect remains under threat.

Piezodorus litoratus: The Gorse Shield Beetle sports two adult coloring related to sexual maturity, green, for those mating in the spring and multicolor for those which appear in the late summer.

Spreeuw / Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) by Serge Sanramat #Bird #Starling

Pink-necked Green-pigeon Male BP_29012012_001 by Chong Lip Mun, via Flickr

Carpenter Bee. We've got several hanging out in our yard. Can't tell if they're fighting or frolicking with one another.

Hippos. (KO) A clutch of hippos hanging out in a group in a river. Hippos are so cute that people don't realize how dangerous they are. They are responsible for many human deaths every year! They turn over small boats that come near their herds and kill the occupants. Very grumpy critters! But to be fair, they have babies in this herd. A small boat could kill a baby. I'd get ugly, too, if they came near my teeny hippolet!

Miner Bee & pollen by Alliec2007, via Flickr