Elke Mackenzie (1911-1990) was a botanist who spent several years in Antarctica studying lichens. While there, she discovered several new species. The most interesting one was probably Verrucaria serpuloides, the only known marine lichen.
In 1971, aged 60, she came out as trans. She spent the end of her career translating botanical texts, before retiring to an A-frame house in Costa Rica which she built herself.
PSA, please boost! If you take testosterone as a shot, one thing you need to watch out for is the vial "crystalizing". I was warned about this, but had no idea what it looked like until my vial was quite advanced. I've attached photos so others know what the crystals look like. The crystals will dissolve if you gently warm it up by putting it in your pocket for 5-10 minutes. If they don't, it's time to get a new vial.
If you want to protect your followers' privacy, you can make your follower lists private:
1. Go to Settings
2. Go to Preferences
3. Tick the "Hide your network" box
4. Select "Save Changes"
You will still see your list of followers, but others won't.
(This also hides the list of who you follow.)
LGBT, Black, Brown, Disabled millionaires is not 'representation.' I want formerly houseless LGBT, I want Black nurses and bus drivers, I want someone from the Disabled community who's actually had to navigate our horrific healthcare system and lack of disability services. I don't need to see the small handful of folks who beat these astronomic odds. I need ppl who know the odds should not be so overwhelming in the first place.
A possibly related phenomenon is called crown shyness – certain species of trees will very politely avoid overshadowing each other in a forest canopy, leaving gaps between each others' branches.
Mostly trees of the same species will do this, but different species of tree have been observed doing this too.
Again, no one's entirely sure how the trees do this, and some botanists are probably arguing about it somewhere right now.
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