Praying mantis sculpture at Nature Playscape at Anita Purves Nature Center.
UPS truck brought my new half dome. Much better for calf stretches than the rolled-up yoga mat I’d been using. In other news, it’s really hard to take a good action shot of stretching your own calves.
Dry leaf that looks like a zothie on Jackie’s shirt.

More carbon in the air means less nutritious food

An interesting and important article about a researcher gathering data that seem to show that although more carbon in the air means plants grow faster, the result is plants with more sugar but less protein, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients:

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511

the protein content of goldenrod pollen has declined by a third since the industrial revolution—and the change closely tracks with the rise in CO2.