One evening this summer on my way into church, I noted what I thought was a large bumblebee nectaring on lantana. On closer observation, I realized it was a moth, not a butterfly. It was the Snowberry Clearwing, Hemaris diffinis, sometimes called the bumblebee moth. It is a member of the Hawk moth family (Sphingidae). The thorax hair is greenish yellow with black at the midsection and tip. with the end two segments yellow giving it the appearance of a large bumblebee.
American Basket-flowers, Centaurea Americana Nutt, are blooming in our pastures and roadways. Native to tallgrass prairies ad midgrass prairies, it grows from Texas north to Wisconsin as well as Arizona, New Mexico. It can be found in pastures, woodlands, savannahs as well as along the road. They look a lot like thistles, but they don’t have the prickly leaves. American Basket-flower is related to bachelor buttons or cornflowers in the aster family. The plant can grow up to five feet tall.
The small Carolina Chickadee is one of the most frequent birds at my birdseed feeder. It is a small bird about 4.75 inches tall. It has a black cap on its head, white triangular cheek patches and a black triangular bib. Wings are gray, and the belly is gray white. One of its vocalizations is very distinctive raspy: “Chickadee dee dee dee dee.” It also has a beautiful flute or piccolo like 4 note song fee-bee fee-bay with the last note the lowest in pitch.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".