Category Archives: Macrobiology

Checkerspot Butterflies and Slender Sunflower . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 12 May 2022 and published on 13 May 2022
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California

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Dear Ones,

Here is a nature video with checkerspot butterflies fluttering around a slender sunflower. As there are no words, there is no Summary …

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Tejon Ranch . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Imaged on 18 July 2021 and published on `12 May 2022
Location: Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California

Dear Ones,

Here are photos from Tejon Ranch …

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 11: Raven in Flight,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Tejon Ranch Conservancy, Grapevine, California 11: Raven in Flight,” by Alice B. Clagett, 18 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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‘Shorts’ – My New Youtube Playlist . notices by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 18 April 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

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Dear Ones,

Here are ‘Shorts’ – my new youtube playlist … https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFcfcH2H222c1bFa2mriZejjjgb-Osupl ..

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I Am of the Stars

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“In Search of the Red-Winged Blackbird” and “A Song for the Warriors of Earth” by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 25 March 2022 and published on 28 March 2022
Location: Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, Los Angeles County, California

Image: “Castaic Lake State Recreation Area: Yerba Santa,” by Alice B. Clagett, 25 March 2022, CC-BY SA 4.0

Image: “Castaic Lake State Recreation Area: Yerba Santa,” by Alice B. Clagett, 25 March 2022, CC-BY SA 4.0

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Dear Ones,

Here is a video on a peaceful adventure at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. There is a Summary after the video …

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Yellow Spider Mites . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 20 March 2022 and published on 24 April 2022
Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Image: “Tetranychus urticae {Spider Mite],” illustrated by Des Helmore, 1986, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ACAR_Tetranychidae_Tetranychus_urticae.png … CC BY 4.0 International

Image: “Tetranychus urticae [Spider Mite],” illustrated by Des Helmore, 1986, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ACAR_Tetranychidae_Tetranychus_urticae.png … CC BY 4.0 International

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Dear Ones,

Here is a video about a new discovery for me … yellow spider mites. There is a Summary after the video …

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SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, everyone. It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I was out here trying to optimize irrigation in this backyard, and I ran across something scuttling over the stairs. It looks like yellow spider mites. I never knew there was such a thing. So I am going to try to get a closeup for you.

They are so tiny that I do not think you will be able to see much, but I will show you.

See, this is my hand … [Shows how tiny they are, compared to my hand.] It looks like they are coming out of this hole here. [Shows crack between mortar and paving brick.]

I looked it up. I think these were yellow spider mites. I wonder what their social order is, and what that dance they were doing was about.

I have read that red spider mites bite people and may burrow into their skin. I find they can be suffocated by applying Vaseline thickly and covering that with a bandage overnight.

I read that yellow spider mites are a plant pest, but I do not know if they bite people or burrow into their skin.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also … Link: “Southern California Mites (Class Arachnida: Order Acarina),” by W.P. Armstrong, 4 July 2020 … https://www2.palomar.edu/users/warmstrong/redmite7a.htm ..

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Playlist Recommendation . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 27 January 2022
Location: San Fernando Valley, California

Image: “Smaug the Dragon” ‘fan art’ illustration by David Demaret, 2012, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smaug_par_David_Demaret.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 unported … adapted by Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Smaug the Dragon” ‘fan art’ illustration by David Demaret, 2012, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smaug_par_David_Demaret.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0 unported … adapted by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

I would like to recommend this youtube playlist of mine: “Harmony with Other Beings: The Series,” channeled by Alice B. Clagett … https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFcfcH2H222frqpmbz1zwaeKK10OrDdlI ..

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Did Earth Martians Bioengineer the End of the COVID Pandemic? . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 7 January 2022
Location: Los Angeles, California

Image: “Supercomputer models of Earth’s magnetic field: On the left is a normal dipolar magnetic field, typical of the long years between polarity reversals. On the right is the sort of complicated magnetic field Erath has during the upheaval of a reversal,” written by Aaron Gronstal, 23 November 2017, in “Research Highlight: Reversing the Geomagnetic Field,” in Astrobiology at NASA: Life in the Universe … https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/reversing-the-geomagnetic-field/ … public domain

Image: “Supercomputer models of Earth’s magnetic field: On the left is a normal dipolar magnetic field, typical of the long years between polarity reversals. On the right is the sort of complicated magnetic field Erath has during the upheaval of a reversal,” written by Aaron Gronstal, 23 November 2017, in “Research Highlight: Reversing the Geomagnetic Field,” in Astrobiology at NASA: Life in the Universe … https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/news/reversing-the-geomagnetic-field/ … public domain

Dear Ones,

The Laschamp Excursion was a flip of Earth’s magnetic poles for several hundred years that took place 41,000 years ago, per tree ring analysis in New Zealand. Right before the Excursion Earth’s magnetic field weakened, resulting in more cosmic rays hitting Earth …

This must have been a little like what happened on Earth during the recent Solar Minimum that has just ended in the last year or so; during the recent Minimum cosmic rays also flooded into Earth.

Cosmic rays can result in genetic mutations in Earth animals and plants that speed the evolution of some animals and plants … that give them a competitive edge as an Earth species. Or, the genetic mutations can be harmful to the competitive edge of the species, and lead to its extinction.

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