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Priest Point Park in Olympia, WA
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Movie Theaters in South India | Stefanie Zoche

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libutron:

Rough-skinned Bush Frog - Raorchestes glandulosus

Raorchestes glandulosus (Rhacophoridae) is a small-sized, arboreal frog (length 38 mm), endemic to the Western Ghats in India. It has the skin on back bearing a number of closely placed fine pimples, and the toes are webbed only at base. The dorsal color is dark purplish with fine markings, and the venter is white with small brown spots.

Although not mentioned in the literature as one of the diagnostic features, these frogs have a blue ring around the eyes.

This frog is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Other common names: Southern Bubble-nest Frog, Glandular Bush Frog.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Vipin Baliga | Locality: Karnataka, India (2012)

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look at today’s youth. this kid demanded a ride and refused to leave my car this morning. the whole way there he wouldn’t stay still and refused to wear his seat belt. then when we got to school he refused to leave the car and go in. 

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The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off the millennia of breeding for perfection.
The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn’t Always So Rosy
Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida

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The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off the millennia of breeding for perfection.

The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn’t Always So Rosy

Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida

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