The Day Barney The Dinosaur Was Killed (by DelhiTheCat)
November is American Indian Heritage month. Did you know that there are at least 562 federally recognized tribal nations in the U.S.?
Matika Wilbur is attempting to photograph every one. Wilbur, of the Swinomish and Tulalip in Washington State, sold everything she owns to travel the nation taking portraits of her people. She calls the series Project 562 and aims to debunk myths about American Indian culture. “I’m not a Halloween costume. I hope to encourage a new conversation of sharing and to help us move beyond the stereotypes.”
"We are still here," she says. "We remain."
Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata)
…an endangered species of macropod marsupial that currently only occupies three isolated areas in Queensland, Australia. They typically live in Acacia shrublands and grassy woodlands in semi-arid regions in their small range. O. fraenata is nocturnal and will graze on vegetation at night, during the day they will retreat to a nest which is usually located in bushes or grass. Bridled nail-tail wallabies are typically solitary animals but are known to congregate during the dry season.
Currently Onychogalea fraenata is listed as endangered, it has lost 95% of its original range and <1,000 individuals are thought to exist. O. fraenata faces threats from habitat destruction, diseases and over-predation from introduced predators.