This morning we found an interesting bright yellow spider. It was building its web between two trees. Interestingly, the top strand of the web was 10-20 feet long between the trees . . . making me wonder how did it do that. The spider was distinctive enough it was easy to identify: a Spiny Orbweaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis. The abdomen is very distinctive with its flattened abdomen with six pointy spines. In fact sometimes the cephalothorax (head) was hidden underneath the abdomen.
Texas Frogfruit, Phyla nodiflora, is a native plant in the Verbena family that makes an excellent ground cover or can make a trailing plant in a hanging basket. It can also be used for erosion control or even as a low water demand lawn substitute tolerating foot traffic. Texas Frogfruit should not be mowed while it is blooming, because it will take years for it to recover. It can be mowed back after the seeds have matured.
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.
If you were a '70s LA kid, he was the devil in your nightmares. Every season of @RememberThisPod has hooked me. The Manson series contextualized him & that era better than any book. https://t.co/7KgJrXgog0
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".