Night at the Park

Well I am not by nature much of a night person. However when at a park I can not resist doing a little bit of night viewing. Especially since I have a UV light.

Moreover the beauty at night using a UV light is spectacular! These are crustose lichens on a mesquite branch.

The Prickly Pear (Opuntia)! Just look at the pale blue spines. Additionally you can plainly see the contrasting glochids that got me yesterday.

The Eryngo’s seeds glowed blue!

Next this Eryngo only had seeds remaining at the bottom.
A crustose lichen screams bright yellow! Additionally others were blue and orangy.
Same area with the normal flashlight shining on it.
Limestone rock with lichens and fossils!
Regular flashlight again.
Indeed the colors jump out under the UV!

A closeup of the crustose lichens above.
Final UV glow on a dead piece of wood. Looked a bit on the scary side. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So just imagine what all the nocturnal creatures see every night. Blows my mind every time!

Birds with backpacks to help study Earthโ€™s atmosphere

Migratory bats can detect the Earth’s magnetic field, behavioral experiments show

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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