Pucker up because these lips belong to a plant called the Palicourea Elata, native to Central and South America. The plant has been nicknamed everything from ‘girlfriend kiss’ to even ‘Hooker’s lips.’ The lips aren’t the flowers themselves but just the bracts that remain only for a short time until they reveal the plant’s white […]
Found in southeastern Ecuador and Peru at an elevation of 3,000 – 6,000 feet, the monkey face orchid (Dracula simia/Dracula gigas) are a rare favorite among orchid collectors, because it has a distinctive monkey or baboon face in its flower.
Sometimes, no matter your current mood, you just need to decide to be happy. That’s what I think this guy is doing. He’s definitely decided to “bee” happy. He’s outdoors, flying around in nature, visiting flower after flower, doing the pollination thing…life is good! For this reason we wanted to award this gorgeous, macro bee […]
We, at Biofriendly Planet Magazine, want to wish you and yours a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Oh Mother Nature, you never cease to amaze us! This image of a face found in a beautiful orchid not only earns our Green Wings Award, but is a reminder of why we should be sure to take the time and really look around when we’re outside. Look down at the flowers, look up at […]
Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this beautiful, white flower which is wide open, maybe so it can reach for the sky and absorb as much sunlight as possible. It also kind of looks like one big, white flower with a bunch of tiny, yellow flowers inside. From another perspective, you might even […]
Nature always seems to have its little surprises. If you didn’t know any better, you’d probably chalk this up as another photo of a hummingbird feeding on a flower. It’s not though…it’s a moth that looks like a hummingbird. Pretty sneaky, right? So, for faking us out, in a good way, this moth earns our […]
Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this smart, little butterfly who has decided to use this sunflower to hide in plain sight. Most people, or potential predators, wouldn’t even notice the butterfly hanging out there and would likely just walk on by. Good job on the camouflage! Image by coniferconifer | Used with […]
This pollinator has earned itself today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day for being one busy bee. Both in the wilds of nature and in crops grown for food, you can find bees focused on pollination all day long. In fact, about 70% of the world’s plants are pollinated by bees. This is why bees are so […]
Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this fisheye flower garden. I don’t know about you, but to me, it’s almost like looking through a crystal ball to see into the future of what your garden may hold. If you want to make this future a reality this summer, you’ll need to unplug and […]