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Put a lid on it!

 

"Put a lid on it!"

While this might make a great caption for this insect eating plant, I thought it might be fun to see what the rest of my readers can come up with. This picture of nepenthes alata (Carnivorous Pitcher Plant), taken at the Seattle Conservatory, has a name that does not do justice to the image. 

Nepenthes Alata

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsCharles Buell • November 12 2012 06:59AM
Put a lid on it!
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"Put a lid on it! " While this might make a great caption for this insect eating plant, I thought it might be fun to see what the rest of my readers can come up with. This picture of nepenthes alata (Carnivorous Pitcher Plant)… more
Chewing gum and Ferris Wheels
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Recently the Seattle Great Wheel opened on the docks at the water front. It is the latest attraction on the docks designed to promote the waterfront. While not the engineering marvel of the Space Needle it is still a pretty cool… more
Bees and wasps---who really cares if there is a difference?
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When it comes to stinging insects, most people don’t really care much about them as long as they aren’t around. Few people see the importance these stinging insects play in the environment---with the exception of perhaps the importance of… more
Up close and personal at the Seattle Conservatory
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I have had a long standing love affair with the Seattle Conservatory in Volunteer Park. The first time I visited was in 1965 with my Dad and the place got under my skin and stayed there. Built in 1912, the Conservatory is now 100 years… more
Thoughts of breakfast on a roof---with a nice view---then again…
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I did an inspection of a brand new, bank owned, 4 unit apartment building recently. The building is three stories tall with a flat roof. The only way to the roof was by a 20 foot ladder from a second story deck. I am trying to give you the sense… more
What do you do when you find yourself in a sticky situation---do you…
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How you handle sticky situations can tell the world a lot about who you are and how you will be in other sticky situations. People want to get a sense of whether you will gum up the works or not. They want information they can chew… more
I know it when I see it! ”
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What is so special about Seattle? This is a question I get asked a surprising number of times every year. And it is not just directed at Seattle, but at the entire NW---GIVEN ALL THAT DAMN RAIN! It is asked, almost… more
The doctor is in----and I promise----no colonoscopy!
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I went to the doctor the other day for a routine checkup-----actually that is not true. This is what I should do! Now most people might go to the dentist a couple of times a year----and keep things in their mouth tuned up---but when it comes… more
Well, how does that float your boat?
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As a Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, the inspection of House Boats for conditions conducive to wood destroying organisms almost seems like an oxymoron. And yet the few that I have inspected, or worked on, have had no more issues with… more
Don’t get hosed!
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If you live in a part of the country where the temperature dips below freezing, you should not leave your hoses connected to outside faucets. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR HOSES ARE? Whether these are “Frost-free” type… more